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European Subject #4359 SOLD

Another fine example of Chinese export porcelain made for the Western market with specific European decoration, this charming teabowl and saucer is finely rendered with scenes of “Romantic Conversation”, most likely from prints after the French artist Pater. Measuring 4 1/2″ in diameter (saucer) and 2 1/2″ diameter (teabowl) and dating to circa 1750, it is pictured in Hervouet, La Porcelaine des Compagnies des Indes a Decors Occidentale, page 170.

 

 

 

 

Extremely Rare Yongzheng Desk Set #4327

An extremely rare and very fine Chinese export porcelain Yongzheng period desk set, exquisitely decorated with famille rose enamels depicting exotic birds amongst flowering branches and Mandarin scenes, as well as landscape vignettes in puce and en grisaille and borders of highly detailed gilded floral scrollwork. Comprising a covered pen box, pair of square inkwells and a candleholder.  Measuring approximately 8″ wide, 4″ deep and 3″ tall. Candleholder restored as well as the top of one inkwell, otherwise superb decoration and amazingly complete, a vestige of when letter writing was an art form.  Circa 1735.

Raspberry FitzHugh Plate #3677

A very fine example of the chinese export FitzHugh pattern in one of the rarest and most desirable of colors! Richly painted in raspberry enamel and gilded this 8″ plate is in excellent condition and dates to the last quarter of the 18th Century.

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Armorial Holborne Plate #3644

Armorial Plate Bearing the Arms of Holborne

This rare armorial bears images of Portsmouth on one side and the Pearl river on the other. In between these two is what was then called Madras. $2,850.

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Turquoise Ground Vase Lamp #3996

The sophisticated palette of famille rose enamels against a soft turquoise ground is played out with this fine depiction of exotic birds amongst branches of flowering prunes. Early 19th Century. 16″ tall.

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Bronze Glazed Vase Lamp #3995

Bronze Glazed Vase

This early 20th century Chinese porcelain vase has a strikingly contemporary feel with its elongated silhouette and sophisticated glaze resembling a rich brown bronze patination. 19″ tall.

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Copper Red Lamp #3993

Large Copper Red Vase as Lamp

This striking mid-Qing lamp has been mounted by Blanchfields with a custom base and shade. With shade it measures 27-1/4 inches tall. The vase measures 14″ tall and 11″ inches wide.

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Arita Tankard with Mounts #8913 SOLD

A very interesting and rare survivor of the Dutch East India  Company’s involvement with the Japanese export trade.  Due to civil unrest in China during the 17th century, the kilns were shut down and the insatiable European demand for porcelain led to Dutch to trade with Japan to fill that need. Here we have a Japanese Arita tankard, made to imitate Chinese export porcelain, but with distinctly Japanese decorative motifs, all on a form that is decidedly European, based on Dutch and German stonewares of the period, all capped with a European pewter mount.  An amazing cross-cultural hybrid! Measuring 11″ tall to the thumb rest, and in good condition with the exception of restoration to the handle.  Circa 1680.

 

 

16″ Arita Charger #3988 SOLD

Arita Charger

A fine and early Japanese Arita Charger decorated in underglaze blue with a basket of flowers with in a meandering vine border. 16″ in diameter, excellent condition circa 1680.

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FitzHugh Platter #3689

Fitzhugh Platter

from the service made for Edward and Ann Renshaw Thomson with initials EAT a leading merchant in the Philadelphia China Trade. See Philadelphia and the China Trade pg. 152

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American Watson Service #3889

American Market Part Dinner Service

A very fine example of Chinese Export porcelain made for the American Market, this part service decorated in overglaze blue and gilding bearing a swagged shield with the initials ‘JMW’ for James Watson (1750-1806). A Yale graduate, a second Lieutenant in the Revolutionary War, Watson went on to become a very wealthy New York merchant and Senator. Examples of this service reside at the New York Historical Society. Butter tub and saucer tureen available. Very good condition; pieces priced individually. Circa 1800.

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Spooner Soups #4074

Pair of Spooner Family Soup Plates

From a service made for Capt. Daniel Nicholson Spooner (June 18,1819 – August 28), a partner in the extremely successful China rading concern of Russell and Company in Boston between 1843-1845 and 1852-1857. The Spooner family has new England roots that date back to the 17th century; the Spooner house still stands in Plymouth, MA and is part of the Plymouth Antiquarian Society.

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Lot of Rouge De Fer #2350

Lot of Reticulated Rouge de Fer

Chinese porcelain finely decorated in england after a pattern found on Japanese Imari wares and later used by Derby. Originally an armorial service made for Graham and then over painted in England – “Chinese Armorial Porcelain”: Pg. 666. For further discussion see “Ling Long” By Welsh.

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Bird & Butterfly Fish Dish #3732

A great form! Beautifully elongated Chinese export fish serving dish with its original mazzarene  decorated in the “Bird and Butterfly” pattern with gilded highlights. Late 19th century very good condition, 19″ x 10″.

 

Treasures of Chinese Ceramics by Sargent #4020

Treasures of Chinese Export Ceramics at the Peabody Essex Museum By William Sargent

A long-awaited book surveying the extraordinary collection at the PEM of Chinese Export porcelain.  Former curator William Sargent carefully plots the history of many exceptional pieces.  A must have for every Asian Art collector.

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