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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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