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Fantastic Pair of Pronk Parrot Beaker Vases #7422 SOLD

A lovely rare pair of Chinese export porcelain beaker or sleeve vases, decorated front and back in Famille Rose enamels with images of a parrot perched upon a rather elegant swing clutching a cherry sprig. The painting after designs by Dutch artist Cornelius Pronk who was commissioned by the Dutch East India Company to create designs to be translated on to Chinese export porcelain; a rare instance where we actually know the artist of a design on export porcelain. Measuring 9 1/2″ tall and in very good condition with the exception of some slight discoloration to the porcelain ground, original to the firing of the pieces. One vase sprayed to the interior for aesthetic purposes and easily removable. Minor refresh to enamels of one parrot. Otherwise an elegant pair of Pronk vases. Circa 1750.  $4,800.00.

 

 

 

Rare Yongzheng/Qianlong Peony Plate #7429 SOLD

An especially fine Chinese export porcelain molded peony plate, decorated in beautifully nuanced Famille Rose enamels, the front covered with three lush peony blossoms, the reverse revealing the underneath of the blossoms with stems and leaves, all in molded relief. The peony is a revered flower in Chinese culture, a symbol of nobility, wealth and prosperity. Dating to the late Yongzheng/early Qianlong reigns, circa 1735-1750 and bearing an old dealer sticker from Matthew and Elizabeth Sharpe. In very good condition with only a small rim chip to the reverse, hardly noticeable and easily remedied. In our forty years of dealing, we have never seen one of these plates.

 

Very Rare Form and Design Sample Chamberstick #7420 SOLD

A rather rare form, this Chinese export porcelain scalloped edge chamberstick served as a salesman’s sample of sorts as it is finely decorated and gilded with four separate border patterns and a monogram in order to display to potential clients and supercargoes what were some of the latest styles available from the talented decorators at the Chinese potteries. Very few of these survive, Historic Deerfield has an example of a pot-de-creme. Very good condition. Circa 1800.

 

 

 

 

Kangxi Period Candlestick #7428 Sold

A very unusual form in Chinese export porcelain, this wonderful 7 1/2″ blue and white candlestick is clearly based upon European metal forms of the late 17th century – even modeled with the little slit to insert a knife in order to pry out expired candle stubs. Nicely decorated with prunus blossoms and other foliate and decorative motifs. Evidence of glaze crazing and losses, but otherwise in very good condition and bearing the collection sticker of Matthew and Elizabeth Sharpe. Circa 1690-1720.

 

 

 

Dutch Market Grisaille Tea Bowl and Saucer #7504 Sold

A finely painted Chinese export porcelain tea bowl and saucer decorated en grisaille, the saucer with a central image of the Reverend Petrus Boudaan of Amsterdam (1666-1734) along with his coat-of-arms all within a scrolling gilded border, the same motifs repeated around the tea bowl. The Reverend was a highly regarded preacher in Amsterdam, a member of the City Council and Director of the VOC Chamber. This tea bowl and saucer was part of a commemorative service ordered by the Reverend’s son after his death and copied from a period engraving of the preacher.  It is a remarkable tribute as well to the talented Chinese decorators who could so easily replicate an engraved image with a painter’s brush. Very thinly potted and in good condition with only slight stacking wear and wear to the gilding on the saucer. Similar examples in China for the West and the Mottahedeh Collection. Circa 1740-45.

 

 

 

 

Two Fine Tulipieres #7500, A,B SOLD

A great form, these two Chinese export porcelain tulipieres are hand-painted in underglaze blue, their lobed forms centered with a central neck surmounted by a lotus bud with openings to hold cut flowers or bulbs – one decorated with phoenix imagery, the other with a continuous landscape. Both in very good condition, a unique form in itself and very useful and beautiful for the display of flowers. 19th century.

 

 

 

 

8″ Mandarin Plate with Boating Scene #7423 SOLD

A vibrantly enameled Chinese export porcelain 8″ plate decorated with a central Mandarin boating scene within a very richly painted outer border of birds, butterflies, and flowers against a gilded ground. The scene appears idyllic enough, but the story goes that courtesans often operated these boats of pleasure as we see here with a lovely lady seductively playing a stringed instrument while a family’s boat is passing by and a young man’s attentions are aroused by the music as his father beckons him from within their boat to pay no heed.  Very good condition. Circa 1820. $675.00

Very Rare Pair of Famille Rose Wall Pockets SOLD

A rather rare pair of Chinese export porcelain Famille Rose wall pockets, modeled in the form of cornucopia with floral decoration and Mandarin figural borders, and mounted in a fine pair of English Regency gilded bronze sheep’s head mounts. Small restorations to the rim of the pockets, but otherwise good condition and bearing old collection stickers for Matthew and Elisabeth Sharpe. Late 18th/early 19th century.

Fine Form Transitional Period Ewer #7421 SOLD

A great form for any collection, this early Chinese export porcelain Transitional period ewer is finely painted in underglaze blue with a continuous landscape scene featuring two attendants carrying things to their master, a scholar who reads taking his leisure in a garden. Please note the stylized tulip – a rare item at this time in the West – which decorates the neck of the piece adding to its exotic appeal. The form most likely taken from Middle Eastern metal vessels. Measuring 7″ x 6″ and in good condition with only a small restoration to the end of the spout and minor glaze losses commensurate with its age; covered in a rich, beautiful glaze. Mid-17th century.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exquisite Faux Bois Bordered Famille Rose 12 1/2″ Charger sold

A really fine Chinese export porcelain 12 1/2″ charger, decorated with a central design of flowering peony branches – the symbol of wealth and nobility -rendered in Famille Rose enamels and gilding within a gilded spearhead border, the cavetto and rim wonderfully painted with a grained faux bois ground against further peony branches.  The faux bois conceit masterfully rendered and continued on the reverse; similar patterned designs can later be found on European porcelains. Very good condition, early Qianlong, circa 1745. The reverse exhibiting some fine old collection stickers.

 

 

 

 

Charming Frog Brush Washer #7514

A very charming and auspicious Chinese export porcelain diminutive brush washer in the form of a frog decorated in a turquoise glaze and set upon a later custom carved wood stand. Along with their obvious association with water, frogs (and toads) symbolize wealth and prosperity and an object such as this was part of the accoutrements that would have graced a scholar’s table, perhaps given as a gift and a wish for prosperity and success upon graduation from his official exams. Measuring 3″ long and in very good condition with only a minor glaze lost to one of his small feet. Early 18th century.

 

 

 

 

Mandarin Cachepot #7492c SOLD

A very attractive Chinese export porcelain footed cachepot, decorated in Famille Rose enamels with leisurely Mandarin figures and their attendants within a continuous landscape. The top edge of the pot bordered with a band of delicately rendered flowers. Measuring 3″ tall x 5″ in diameter.  In very good condition. Circa 1820.  $850.00

 

 

 

 

Mandarin Soup Plate #7494c SOLD

A fine Chinese export porcelain 10″ soup plate, decorated in Famille Rose enamels with a central Mandarin scene of a kneeling supplicant before an obviously important official on a rather grand garden terrace with marble steps overlooking a river in the background. The richness of detail continues in a full floral and butterfly border with gilded edging. The color and detail in these imaginative hand-painted pieces never ceases to catch the eye – note the well-rendered marble stair and the official’s detailed rank badge. Very good condition. Circa 1820.

 

 

Rare Grisaille Moses Tea Bowl and Saucer #7510

A very special Chinese export porcelain tea bowl and saucer made for the European market, thinly potted and bearing a finely rendered image of Moses Amongst the Bullrushes – almost certainly taken from a European engraving of the period. This grisaille-decorated ware, sometimes called ‘Jesuit ware’, often carried such images, both religious and secular, and we have often handled nativity and crucifixion scenes and portraits of Calvin and other religious leaders, but this is the first time we’ve seen a image of the baby Moses amongst the bulrushes.  In addition, we are pleased to have an example in such near pristine condition.  The saucer measuring 4″ in diameter, the tea bowl 3″.  Circa 1745. 

 

 

 

 

Classic Pattern, Superb Condition Tobacco Leaf Plates #7506

A really fantastic pair of Chinese export porcelain plates in the classic, much-sought-after Tobacco Leaf pattern, brilliantly painted in this exuberantly floral and foliate pattern. With so much of the surface covered in overglaze enamels one usually expects all manner of wear, but these two 9″ dinner plates are the exception – they are in great condition, with only the most minimal of retouch to any previous stacking wear. Circa 1760-1780.

 

Pair of Rare Dutch Ship-Decorated Plates #7499 Sold

A really fine pair of Chinese export porcelain shaped dinner plates meticulously hand-painted in a raspberry enamel, each with a central scene of a ship flying what appears to be a Dutch flag ailing through choppy seas towards a city on the horizon, most likely Amsterdam, one of the premier China Trade ports of the world at this time. The very linear rendering, almost certainly taken from a engraving of the period, is encircled with a border of a snake swallowing its own tail. This ancient emblem originated in Egypt and is called an ouroboros and it denotes the repetitive cycle of creation arising out of destruction. How this image ended up on a piece of Chinese porcelain with a European maritime image is cause for further speculation. What is more keeping with the period of the plate is the charming scrolling and foliate and gilded spearhead borders. Both plates measuring 9″ in diameter and in great condition with only slight re-touch to minimal stacking wear. Fantastic maritime images of the China Trade. Mid-18th century.

 

 

Fish-Bordered Mandarin Hot Water Dish #7497 sold

A very attractive Chinese export porcelain hot water serving dish, decorated in Famille Rose enamels with a central Mandarin scene of what appears to be a scholar and his assistant on a garden terrace, the servant presenting a letter to a rather dodgy-looking messenger with a rather menacing-looking staff. The nuances of this meeting are lost as one is distracted by the totally charming fish-decorated border where koi and crayfish and crabs cavort amongst foam-green flower-strewn waves. Measuring 10 1/2″ spout to spout and in very good condition. Circa 1820.

 

 

 

 

 

Rare Ming Sancai Crayfish Form Ewer #7501 SOLD

A rather rare and highly unusual Ming period Chinese sancai-glazed biscuit ewer in the form of a crayfish poised upon a lotus leaf riding the crest a wave with koi jumping amongst the swirling waters on either side, and a further companion, a toad, forming the cover of the ewer, riding upon the crayfish’s back. The color, composition, and form of this piece all adds to its charm and whimsy.  Pieces such as these were made not only for the Chinese market, but also for the Southeast Asian trade, especially Indonesia, where they were used for wine vessels in ritual ceremonies, as well as a few making their way into early noble and royal European collections where they were admired as curiosities and given as diplomatic gifts. Measuring approximately 8″ tall x 5″ wide, this one appears in rather good condition with only some restoration to the cover, the tip of the spout, and one of the crayfish legs. Similar example in the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam                Circa 1573-1620.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mandarin Plate #7495c SOLD

A fine Chinese export porcelain 10″ dinner plate, richly decorated in Famille Rose enamels and centered with a great Mandarin scene of figures on a rather grand marble and latticework terrace all within a lush border full of flowers and butterflies, all with gilded detail. Great detail throughout, note in the foreground the rockwork garden and the brushwork on the willow tree. In very good condition. This would have certainly made up part of an extensive and rather eye-catching dinner service. Circa 1820.

 

 

 

 

Yongzheng Famille Rose Saucer Ex-RIZK Collection SOLD

A very finely potted Yongzheng period eggshell porcelain saucer, exquisitely decorated to a very high standard of craftsmanship, hand-painted in rich Famille Rose enamels that sit “proud of the surface” with a central peony roundel against a scrolling gilded foliate ground. A very small line at the rim on the reverse, otherwise very good condition, and bearing the collection sticker of K.R. Rizk whose collection was known for this degree of quality. Circa 1730.

 

 

Unusual Chinese Export Armorial Pickle Dish SOLD

A rather rare and unusual form for Chinese export armorial porcelain, this finely crafted diminutive pickle dish bears the Arms of MacDonald of Scotland. This little gem reflects the level of artistry put into these special order dinner services; no matter how many pieces (and these services were expansive) or what size the piece, each form was hand-painted with the same degree of meticulous quality. Illustrated in Howard’s Chinese Armorial Porcelain, Vol. I, page 279. Circa 1795.

 

 

 

Pair of Richard Dale Pots-de-Creme #7491 SOLD

A great form, these charming Chinese export porcelain pots-de-creme are decorated in the neo-classical style in overglaze blue with gilded details each centered with a classical urn. They are from a service ordered by Captain Richard Dale (1756-1826) on his last trip to Canton in 1799. Dale served in the Revolution with the likes of John Barry and John Paul Jones.  Illustrated and discussed in Schiffer’s China for America, page 204. Glaze line to the bottom of one, otherwise, very good condition. Two other pieces from his service are listed in our collection; Item #7481.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pair of Mandarin Kidney-Shaped Dishes #7493c SOLD

A lovely pair of Chinese export porcelain kidney-shaped serving dishes vibrantly hand-painted in Famille Rose  enamels with central Mandarin scenes within a colorful border of well-rendered flowers and butterflies with a gilded edge.  Measuring 8″ x 11″ and in very good condition with only slight wear commensurate with age and felt pads adhered to the foot rims. This is always a pleasing form to add to one’s collection. Circa 1820.

 

 

 

Impressively Sized Sepia Fitzhugh Eagle Platter #7473 SOLD

A very rare Chinese export porcelain oval platter of impressive size and desirable decoration, finely hand-painted in the Sepia Fitzhugh pattern and centered with a large American eagle supporting a monogrammed shield and bearing in its beak a banner inscribed E PLURIBUS UNUM  taken from an early version of the Great Seal of the United States. Part, undoubtedly, of a special order dinner service whose original owner BSP, as inscribed on the shield, remains sadly unidentified. Measuring 12 1/2″ tall x 15 1/2″, we do not think we have ever had an example of Sepia Fitzhugh this large and with an eagle of this size. Despite some kiln ash from it’s original production, this piece is in remarkably great condition with no damage or repairs, the eagle decoration intact and only minor retouch to stacking wear in the cavetto.  A centerpiece for any Fitzhugh or American market collection.  Circa 1820.

 

 

Pair of Mandarin Hot Water Serving Dishes #7488 SOLD

A beautiful pair of Chinese export porcelain hot water serving dishes, richly hand-decorated with central Mandarin scenes within gilded cavettos, the rim bordered with swirling dragons alternating with small reserves of flaming pearls, a reserve at the top inscribed with the gilded monogram of the owner who originally ordered this spectacular service. Measuring 10″ across and in good condition with the exception of a very small rim chip to one, and some stacking wear to one cavetto. Circa 1795-1810.

 

 

 

 

 

Group of English Armorial Fitzhugh Porcelain #7481-7484

A very fine group of special order Chinese export porcelain hand-painted in the Blue Fitzhugh pattern and made for the English market, each piece bearing the ARMS of HILL DAWE quartering MOORE, LEWES AND SELWYNE. Discussed on page 645, vol. II in Howard’s Chinese Armorial Porcelain. Brilliant cobalt blue with contrasting gilding and polychrome central armorial. Very good condition, circa 1795.  10″, 8″ and 6″ plates along with a sauceboat and undertray. Priced individually.

 

 

 

 

 

 

RARE Chinese Wallpaper Panels of Tea and Porcelain Production #7486, #7487 Sold

A rather rare pair of Chinese export hand-painted wallpaper panels, rendered in gouache, one with a scene from tea production, the other representing one of the steps in porcelain production. These were most likely part of  more expansive continuous scenes depicting the processes of tea and porcelain production and were at some later point cut down and mounted as screen or decorative panels. The tea scene shows the packers being brought dried tea leaves as they stomp them into their packing crates; the porcelain scene represents one of the decorators workshops where the pieces were hand-painted before being fired, a laborer in the foreground bearing a yoke of firewood for the kiln. Both an extraordinary snapshot in time, beautifully rendered in warm colors and rich detail. Each measuring 58 1/2″ tall by 22 1/2″ wide and with the usual surface scuffs and abrasions and minor inpainting expected of pieces of this age, but in overall good and stable condition. Late 18th/early 19th century. Sold individually.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beautiful Chinese Painted Scenic Wallpaper Panels #7485 Sold

A pair of rare Chinese export hand-painted wallpaper panels, rendered in gouache on paper, later mounted as screen panels, depicting a father and son in their garden with their house in the background and with other family members seen in a gallery and through a window and with servants or vendors coming upon the scene, one yoked with baskets of vegetables. Are the squabbling cockerels in the garden mimicking the unruly child on the terrace gallery?  Lovely warm colors and rich in detail, these two panels were undoubtedly part of a more expansive scene at one time and would have captivated the western customers for which they were intended…and still do. Measuring 58 1/2″ tall x 22″ wide, the panels have the usual scuffs, minor inpainting and wear commensurate with age, but are in overall very good and stable condition. Late 18th/early 19th century.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pair of American market DeWitt Clinton Soup Plates #7471 SOLD

A very attractive pair of Chinese export porcelain soup plates made for the American market, decorated in Famille Rose enamels with an elegant Chinese landscape within a gilded spearhead border, the rim encircled with images of the Eight Immortals and centered at the top with a gilded monogram for DeWitt and Maria Clinton of New York.  In addition to this being one of the most decoratively beautiful services made for the American market, it was ordered for one of the most remarkable statesmen of the New Republic as DeWitt Clinton, as Governor of New York, was one of the driving forces in the building of the Erie Canal which made New York city into the financial powerhouse that it remains to this day.  He had also served in the New York State, was Mayor of New York, and at time ran for President. Both his father and uncle served in the Revolution.  Illustrated and discussed in New York and the China Trade, page 77.  Measuring 9″ across, in very good condition and dating to circa 1805.

 

 

 

Group of Blue Fitzhugh Armorial Porcelain #7482, 7483, 7484c

A fine group of Chinese export hand-painted Blue Fitzhugh porcelain with gilded details from a special order service, each piece including an armorial shield, made for Hill Dawe of Ditcheat House in Somerset, England. Discussed and illustrated in Howard’s Chinese Armorial Porcelain, Vol. 1, page 690. All pieces are in very good condition with nicely rendered gilded detail, and date to circa 1800. 10″ dinner plates $400 each; 8″ plates $300 each; and the sauce boat and under tray $600. Net.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

American Market Ship Mug #7476 SOLD

A very fine example of a Chinese export porcelain mug made for the American market hand-painted with a three-masted ship flying two American flags, with a delicate floral and dotted border and double strap handle. Restoration to handle, otherwise in very good condition, measuring 4 1/2″ tall and dating to circa 1800. Excellent rendering of the ship.

 

 

 

American Market Eagle-Decorated 9 3/4″ Plate #7461 SOLD

A very handsome example of a Chinese export porcelain eagle-decorated dinner plate, made for the American market and undoubtedly part of a special-order dinner service whose patriotic owner remains to this point a mystery. Centered with a finely rendered sepia eagle supporting a blue and gold-striped shield, a banner reading E Pluribus Unum held in the bird’s beak floats above his head encircled in clouds and against a star-filled sky all within an elaborate gilded classical-style border. A dinner service made for John C. Calhoun bears a similar eagle design. Some wear to the gilding, otherwise very good condition. Measuring 9 3/4″ in diameter and dating to circa 1825.

 

 

Magnificent Yongzheng Period Famille Rose Floor Vase #7480c SOLD

A really fine Chinese export porcelain covered baluster floor vase with decoration as impressive as its size. Beautifully hand-painted in Famille Rose enamels with a pair of pheasants perched upon rockwork amongst a profusion of flowering peony branches, the shoulder with a richly diapered and ruyi collar border, the motif continued on the cover which is surmounted by an especially gleeful foo lion finial. Measuring 27″ tall x 14″ wide. In especially good condition, a truly lovely object. Yongzheng period, circa 1735.

 

Rare American Market Ship-Decorated Bowl #7440

An unusual version of a ship-decorated bowl made for the early American market, this 10″ punch bowl is hand-painted with a large blue star-studded “Jack” flag which denoted that there was either an ambassador aboard or that the ship was on a diplomatic mission of some sort.  This flag remained in use aboard United States naval ships until the early 20th century. The bowl measuring 10″ in diameter and restored. Circa 1800.

 

 

 

 

Singular American Market Ship Mug #7477 Sold

A charming and possibly unique design, this wonderful 4″ tall mug with rope twist handle is finely painted with the image of a dove perched upon a classical plinth beneath a banner inscribed AMERICA with the partial image of a ship in the distance flying a nicely detailed American flag from its stern. The plinth monogrammed with the yet unknown owner’s initials, though most likely the ship’s captain or supercargo. Very good condition. Circa 1795-1810.

 

 

Charming! Pair of Kangxi Shoe-Shaped Brush Washers #7476 SOLD

A very charming pair of diminutive Chinese porcelain brush washers modeled in the form of Chinese shoes cast with relief detailing of black against a green enamel ground. In Chinese culture, shoes symbolize wealth as their shape resembles silver ingots. And, in combination with a mirror, they mean “together and in harmony”.  This harmonious little pair measuring 3 1/2″ long is in very good condition with only a slight hairline to the interior of one shoe. Kangxi period, circa  1700.

 

 

 

 

 

Superb American Eagle Decorated Plate #7461 SOLD

A beautiful example of special-order China Trade porcelain for the American Market, this richly gilded-border 9 3/4″ plate is centered with a sepia rendered spread eagle supporting a blue and gilded stripe shield, clutching a banner in its beak inscribed E Pluribus Unum beneath a halo of clouds and stars. The eagle taken from an early version of the Great Seal of the United States. In very good condition with only a minute 1/4″ hairline sealed to the reverse rim. Early 19th century.

 

 

Mandarin Kidney-Shaped Dish #7467c

A great form, this lovely Chinese export porcelain kidney-shaped dish is wonderfully decorated in vibrant Famille Rose enamels centered with a scene of courtly gentlemen seated on a garden terrace with their attendants, all within a border of exotic bird vignettes alternating with raspberry enameled diapering, bamboo branches, and gilded scrolls. Measuring 8 1/4″ x 11 1/4″ and in very good condition. Circa 1810-1820.

 

 

 

American Ship Decorated Tea Bowl and Saucer SOLD

A great example of Chinese export porcelain made for the new American republic-this breakfast tea bowl and saucer are finely hand-painted with images of a ship under sail flying two American flags. From the Root service, and once in the collection of Elinor Gordon and exhibited at the Baltimore Museum, it is considered one of the best ship renderings on export ware of this period. Restoration to the saucer and piece out of the tea bowl and re-attached. The saucer measuring 6″ in diameter, the tea bowl 4″. Circa 1800.

 

 

 

Diminutive American Market Eagle-Decorated Mug #7469c SOLD

A charming and rare-sized Chinese export porcelain mug, made for the American market, hand-painted with a sepia spread eagle supporting a blue and gold shield beneath a faint halo of gilded stars, along with a twisted rope handle and blue dot borders. These mugs most often came in graduated sets so this most likely was the smallest in the group-perfect for a very patriotic child! Measuring 3 1/2″ tall and with a line running along side the handle and onto the bottom of the mug-all professionally sealed-the eagle design in original condition. Circa 1800-1810.

 

 

Yongzheng Teapot with Koi Decoration #7458

A charming Chinese export porcelain teapot of molded form-the cover and lower portion of the pot shaped to resemble lotus petals and the lotus motif continues on the bottom of the piece as an applied lotus bud and stem which forms the feet upon which the piece rest. The hand-painted images of koi are a symbol of conjugal harmony as they are believed to mate for life. This is an excellent example of the fantastical sort of  Chinese teawares that enthralled European consumers in the 18th century. In remarkably good condition. Measuring 4 1/2″ tall x 6″ wide. Circa 1735.

 

 

 

British Ship Mug #7463C Sold

A fine 4 3/4″ tall Chinese export porcelain mug centered with an image of  a British ship, its sails furled, its cannons ready and flying two English Union Jacks. A good example of late 18th/early 19th century maritime history. Very good condition. Circa 1800.

Rockefeller Pattern Handled Cups #7464 Sold

Three beautifully decorated Chinese export porcelain handled cups, most likely for hot chocolate or coffee, in the rare ROCKEFELLER pattern each one decorated with a central Mandarin scene against a meticulously hand-painted scrolling foliate ground that resembles fine brocade, a detailed sepia landscape cartouche is centered by the handle on the reverse. One cup with a line to the interior, otherwise very good condition. These pieces are from some of the finest special order dinner services commissioned during this period, circa 1795. Nelson Rockefeller owned a complete service.

 

 

 

 

Finely Rendered Nativity Scene Plate #7462 Sold

A beautifully decorated Chinese export porcelain 9″ dinner plate hand-painted en grisaille with gilded details with a central image of the Nativity within an elaborate scrolling and foliate rococo border. Almost certainly taken from a European print source, the painter meticulously rendering the scene in the line work and crosshatching he was copying from an engraved print. Very good condition with only a slight line to the rim of the reverse. Circa 1745.

 

 

 

Large Famille Rose Hexagonal Form Punch Pot #7460c Sold

A rare, large-sized Chinese export porcelain footed punch or wine pot, of hexagonal form, decorated in Famille Rose enamels with vignettes of phoenix and peony, hawks perched upon prunus branches amongst chrysanthemum, and figural scenes of women and children as well as a band of shaped panels with stylized dragons in relief around the neck of the pot. The conforming cover with further floral motifs and figures a playful boys, surmounted by a lotus bud knop.  The form similar to European hexagonal silver pots of the early 18th century. In remarkably good condition, measuring 7″ tall x 9″ wide and dating to circa 1740-1750. One image showing the pot for size in comparison to another more typical of the period.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Impressive 14″ 18th Century Mandarin Punch Bowl #7456 SOLD

A very fine Chinese export porcelain punch bowl of impressive size, measuring 14″ in diameter, and richly decorated in vibrant enamels-the entire exterior covered with detailed Mandarin scenes within scrolling rococo style cartouches alternating with vignettes of abundant flowering baskets, all against a meticulously hand-painted diapered ground with gilded details throughout.  The basket of flowers motif continues, centered within a roundel at the bottom of the bowl, the rim with floral rose swags in the European style. In very good condition, with only a minute rim chip and associated line professionally sealed. A very fine example. Circa 1770.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yongzheng Kylin-Decorated Tea Bowl and Saucer #7457 SOLD

Another fine piece of Yongzheng porcelain from our collection, this lovely Chinese export porcelain tea bowl and saucer are decorated in Famille Rose enamels, the pieces divided into quadrants, two are hand-painted with prancing kylin against richly enameled grounds with scrolling peony.  These alternate with vignettes of birds perched on prunus branches, all centered with a chrysanthemum roundel. Both pieces finely potted, the quality of porcelain and painting one expects from this brief period. Very good condition. Circa 1730.

Late Yongzheng/Early Qianlong Grisaille Tea Bowl and Saucer #7453 Sold

A very well-painted Chinese export porcelain tea bowl and saucer, thinly potted and decorated en grisaille with figures in a Chinese landscape.  We usually think of this grisaille method of decoration used for European special orders such as designs taken from engravings with Western subject matter, so we were delighted to have found a piece done in the Chinese taste.  Very good condition. Late Yongzheng early Qianlong period. Circa 1740.