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Yongzheng Period English Armorial Tea Bowl and Saucer #7426 Sold

A very elegant Yongzheng period, Chinese export porcelain tea bowl and saucer, very thinly potted with scrolling gilded foliate borders, both pieces centered with meticulously painted armorial of very elaborate design representing the Arms of Baker quartering Cholmley impaling Bateman. David Howard suggests that this service was most likely made for Richard Baker who purchased the estate of Orsett Hall in Essex about 1747. This is one of four services ordered with these arms which demonstrates the prestige and status of Chinese porcelain in English-and European- society at this time. Circa 1735. The saucer measuring 4 1/2″ in diameter and both pieces in very good condition. Illustrated and discussed in Howard’s Chinese Armorial Porcelain, Vol. I, page 294.  Formerly in the K.R. Rizk Collection.

 

 

 

 

Superb Pair of Vaughan Hallowell Plates with Original Bookplate #7427 SOLD

A very handsome pair of Chinese export porcelain octagonal form plates, meticulously hand-painted en grisaille with the Arms of Vaughan impaling Hallowell within an elaborate rococo style cartouche and inscribed beneath Samuel Vaughan, the plate rims with delicate bird and landscape vignettes. This is one of three services made for this family and it holds both interesting English and American connections. Samuel Vaughan was a wealthy merchant and Jamaican plantation owner who married Sarah Hallowell of Boston in 1747. Their son, Benjamin Vaughan, though he couldn’t attend elite schools in England because the family were Unitarians, managed to be tutored by famous scientist Joseph Priestly and later graduated from Edinburgh University with a degree in medicine. By the time he had immigrated to Hallowell, Maine in 1799 to land inherited from his mother, he had made the acquaintance of Benjamin Franklin, John Jay and John Adams. Living in remote Maine, he managed to keep a library of similar size to Harvard’s and he garnered degrees from both Harvard and Bowdoin College.                                                                                                                                                                          The plates are in remarkably fine condition, with virtually no wear to the delicate grisaille decoration which was finely rendered to resemble the bookplate engraving that had been sent to Canton to copy. The bookplate, which is in fine condition and suitably framed, is not only an interesting design source pertaining to the commission of the dinner service, but itself was designed by Thomas Chippendale!                                                                                                      The plates are illustrated and discussed in Schiffer’s China for America, page 34, as well as Howard’s Chinese Armorial Porcelain, vol. I, page 359.                From a private Boston, Beacon Hill collection.   Circa 1750.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rare Pronk Tea Bowl #7435 Sold

A charming little object, this finely potted Chinese export porcelain tea bowl is decorated in the rare “Plume” pattern in iron red against a black diapered ground. This is one of two versions of this design; the other can be found in lavender and yellow enamels. Both versions were after a small group of designs commissioned by the Dutch East India Company from Dutch artist Cornelius Pronk, to be sent to China and reproduced on porcelain. This is one of the few instances where we can trace a Chinese porcelain design back to an actual European source. Very good condition. Circa 1745.

Fine Qianlong Period English Armorial Tea Bowl and Saucer #7427 SOLD

A  fine Chinese export porcelain armorial tea bowl and saucer very well-painted in Famille Rose enamels with gilded spearhead border, both pieces bearing the Arms of Barrington, Viscount Barrington, with Lovell in pretence. This specific service was made for the 2nd Viscount Barrington, William Wildman (1717-1793) who occupied several high positions in government including Secretary of War and Chancellor of the Exchequer. The viscount’s crown figures predominantly as the crest of the arms and on the reverse of the tea bowl. Minor frits filled and two lines to the saucer and one to the tea bowl sealed, otherwise good condition. Illustrated and discussed in Howard’s Chinese Export Porcelain, Vol. II, page 300. This piece formerly in the K. R. Rizk Collection. Circa 1745.

 

 

 

 

 

American Market Ship Teapot #7415 Sold

An exceptional Chinese export porcelain drum form teapot with a double strap handle from a service made for the American market decorated with a hand-painted rendering of a three masted ship flying two American flags. There are several ship-decorated services from this early period of the American China trade and this version is considered one of the finest. From the former collection of Elinor Gordon and once exhibited at the Baltimore Museum of Art. Slight crazing to some small areas,  line sealed across base. Circa 1810.

 

Qianlong Period Famille Rose/Noire-Bordered Plate #7421 SOLD

A striking Chinese export porcelain barbed rim plate, decorated in Famille Rose enamels with a central scene of a fisherman handing a fish into a lady’s basket as she, her child and attendant stand beneath a large peony tree on a stream bank. The surrounding border comprised of alternating floral panels, vibrantly colored, the enamel sitting proud of the surface, all set off by a contrasting black ground. Measuring 9 1/2″ in diameter, with only a small Y-shaped line on the reverse sealed, otherwise a very good condition and dating to circa 1745. Illustrated in Williamson’s book on Famille Rose.

 

 

 

Elegant Pair of SETON Armorial Leaf-Form Dishes #7398c Sold

A beautiful form, this pair of Chinese export porcelain leaf-form armorial dishes is decorated in the striking Orange Fitzhugh pattern and is centered with the Arms of Seton quartering Hay. One of four services made for this prominent family of East India merchants-Sir Alexander Seton and three of his sons all being “Company men”. Illustrated and discussed in Howard’s Chinese Armorial Porcelain, Vol. II, page 541. Very good condition with only gilding wear to the stem of one. 7″ long. Circa 1810.

 

Fine Pair of Mandarin Plates #7410 Sold

An especially attractive pair of Chinese export porcelain 8″ plates decorated in Famille Rose enamels, each with hand-painted Mandarin scenes of courtly figures, the border especially detailed with lattice work designs alternating with flower baskets and chrysanthemum blossoms all against a scrolling green foliate ground. The richness of detail and vibrant enamels make this pair truly remarkable. Both in very good condition. Circa 1810.

 

 

 

 

Boating Scene 8″ Mandarin Plate #7411 Sold

A lovely Chinese export porcelain 8″ plate, decorated in Famille Rose enamels, hand-painted with a wonderful view of two boats upon the water within a finely detailed floral, bird, and butterfly border  typical of what one expects to see on quality pieces from this period. Very good condition. Circa 1810.

 

 

 

American Market “Quaker and Cow” Tea Bowl #7433 Sold

An especially fine example in superb condition, this Chinese export porcelain tea bowl is decorated en grisaille in the “Quaker and Cow” pattern. This design has a long association with the Philadelphia Hollingsworth-Morris family, one Mary Hollingsworth Morris having sent a drawing to Canton which was interpreted onto a tea service. There are several versions of this design, this one being one of the finest quality with the hand-painted detail coming close to the precision of an engraved transfer print. The bowl measuring 2″ tall by 3 1/2″ in diameter, and in great condition. See Schiffer’s China in America, pages 172-173. Circa 1810.

American Market Ship Tea Caddy # 7418B sold

Another good example from our collection of Chinese export porcelains made for the early American Market, this fine dome shouldered tea caddy is hand-painted on both sides with an image a three-masted ship, its sails furled, flying two American flags of the early republic. Measuring 4″ tall x 3″ wide and with slight crazing and a small restoration to the neck; otherwise very good condition and a fine example of an image from our early maritime history.  Circa 1800.

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Pair of Sepia Fitzhugh 7 1/2″ Plates #7413 SOLD

 

A charming pair of Chinese export porcelain 7 1/2″ plates decorated in the Sepia Fitzhugh pattern, meticulously hand-painted with a unusual floral sprigs within the central medallion. Very good condition with an Elinor Gordon provenance. Circa 1800-1820.

 

 

 

American Market Ship Cups #7416 SOLD

Three charming Chinese export porcelain handled cups made for the American market, each hand-painted with images of three masted ships all flying American flags. Each measuring approximately 2 1/2″ tall, the bigger one of the three with a slightly larger diameter. All bearing collection labels from Elinor Gordon, having been exhibited in the Baltimore Museum of Art.  Wonderful examples of America’s early maritime trade. Lines sealed, otherwise good condition. One of the pair of cups is sold. Circa 1800.

 

 

 

Pair of American Market Green Fitzhugh Soup Plates SOLD

A handsome pair of Chinese export porcelain 9″ soup plates decorated in a brilliant Green Fitzhugh pattern, each centered with a gilded S, from a service made for the Spooner family of Plymouth, a prominent family whose 18th century house still stands today as a museum. Very good condition. Early 19th century.

 

Tobacco Leaf 6 1/2″ Plate #7431 Sold

A charming 6 1/2″ Chinese export porcelain scalloped rim plate, decorated in Famille Rose enamels in the exuberant and much-sought-after Tobacco Leaf pattern.  Very good condition with only slight stacking wear. Circa 1760-1780.

 

 

Qianlong Period English Armorial Handled Cup and Saucer #7429 SOLD

A lovely Chinese export porcelain handled cup and saucer made for the English market with a gilded spearhead border, each piece centered with a finely hand-painted Famille Rose armorial for the Rich family of Lancashire. From a service most likely made for one Major Rich who served in the military establishment of the government of Bombay (died 1759).  Illustrated and discussed in Howard’s Chinese Armorial Porcelain, Vol. II, page 300.  Extremely faint glaze line to the reverse of the saucer, otherwise great condition. The saucer measuring 4 1/2″ in diameter, the cup 2 1/2″ tall. Circa 1755.  $750.

 

 

Qianlong Period English Armorial Tea Bowl and Saucer #7428 SOLD

An exquisite example of Chinese export armorial porcelain made for the English market, this lovely tea bowl and saucer are decorated in Famille Rose enamels with the elaborate Arms of Bigland quartering Errington and Barrington impaling Wilkins and Weir.  The arms represents those of Ralph Bigland (died 1784) and those of his two wives’ families, hence the very ornate image which proved a bit too much for the Chinese decorator who painted them somewhat incorrectly on the tea bowl! Illustrated and discussed in Howard’s Chinese Armorial Porcelain, Vol. I, page 508. Beautiful quality and condition. The saucer measuring 4 /12″ in diameter. Circa 1760, the year the arms were confirmed. $750.00

 

 

 

American Ship Sugar Bowl #7344 Sold

From a rare group of identifiable Chinese export porcelain teawares made for the American market, decorated en grisaille,  with a central image of a neoclassical urn resting upon a plinth inscribed with the monogram JB for Captain John Barton  (1774-1818) of Salem, Massachusetts. To the right, is a swagged shield bearing the image of an anchor (the sailor’s symbol of Hope) with two love birds resting upon it, a cartouche below bearing the initials of the captain’s wife LB. And to the left, most remarkably, is the partial image of his ship, flying an American flag, with the stern inscribed ARAB.  This pattern appears on other services-some bearing a British flag, some with inscribed monograms-but seldom does it ever have so much identifiable information as to the ship’s name and captain, let alone his wife. This was a very specific commission, in good condition and dating to circa 1800-1810.

 

Pair of Rouge de Fer 11″ Plates SOLD

A fine pair of Chinese export porcelain Rouge de Fer 11″ plates elegantly decorated with a bird perched upon a flowering branch of peony, the central scene encircled with a border of bianco-sopra-bianco decoration of peony and phoenix motifs, painstakingly carved into the porcelain when the clay is still leather-hard before firing. One plate restored, the other in good condition. Late Kangxi period, circa 1720.

 

 

 

 

 

Great Set of Mandarin Plates #7408 Priced Individually Sold

A rather attractive set of Chinese export porcelain “borderless plates”, decorated in Famille Rose enamels with courtly Mandarin scenes.  Each vignette rendered across the entire surface of the plate, treating the subject more like a painting than an enclosed view as one sees on many plate designs. Each image different, with a richly enameled and detailed scene full of narrative. Measuring 7 3/4″ in diameter and in very good condition with only the slightest area of stacking wear on two of them-barely discernible-and all dating to circa 1820.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beautiful Yongzheng/Qianlong Armorial Plate #7406 Sold

A rather fine Chinese export porcelain armorial plate hand-decorated in Famille Rose enamels with a rather unusual central diamond-form medallion with the image of a bee. The arms are those of d’Arvincourt with de Gergy accollee. The richly diapered raspberry border is broken with alternating cartouches bearing the family’s arms and crests. Measuring 9″ in diameter and in very good condition with the exception of two very small areas retouched on the rim border. Late Yongzheng/early Qianlong, circa 1737.

 

 

 

 

 

Mandarin Plate #7384c Sold

Another fine Mandarin plate from our collection, this 7 3/4″ Chinese export porcelain plate is hand-painted with a central scene of courtly figures chatting beneath a tree upon a garden terrace overlooking the water. The border elaborately painted with various animal and dragon vignettes. Very good condition. Circa 1820.

 

 

 

Mandarin Plate #7385c Sold

An attractive 7 3/4″ Chinese export porcelain plate decorated in Famille Rose enamels with a central Mandarin scene of two courtly figures meeting upon a riverbank, the border with vignettes of dragons, deer, butterflies and water fowl. Very good condition. Circa 1820.

 

 

 

 

Unusual Size American Market Cider Jug #7405 SOLD

An unusually small and very attractive Chinese export porcelain strap-handled cider jug made for the American market with a finely rendered sepia rose border, highlighted with bands of peach-colored enamel and gilding, the matching cover surmounted by a gilded foo lion. With the exception of very minor wear to the gilding the piece is in very good condition, the decoration similar to a well-known American market service made for the Van Rensselaer family of New York. Measuring 8″ tall and dating to circa 1810.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Double Color Fitzhugh Plate #7403 SOLD

A fine Chinese export porcelain 9 1/2″ dinner plate hand-decorated in the Fitzhugh pattern in the rare combination of brown and green enamels. The pattern developed into having seven basic colors of varying rarity, and then also was decorated in several unusual combinations of colors such as we have in this piece. Note the quality of the hand-painting and detail. Other than a line in the plate, it is in good condition, in a bold combination of enamels, and dates to circa 1820.

Great Raspberry Fitzhugh Plate #7402

A richly beautiful Chinese export porcelain plate decorated in the rare Raspberry Fitzhugh pattern with a gilded central landscape roundel and scrolling vine band within the cavetto. The classic Fitzhugh pattern developed seven different basic colors, and color combinations, some of them rarer than others, Raspberry being one of the rarer more sought-after shades as there were only a few services made with this enameling. Measuring 9 1/2″ in diameter and in very good condition, with a Henry Moog provenance and dating to circa 1800.

 

 

 

Kangxi Famille Verte Covered Jar #7394 Sold

A beautiful diminutive Chinese export porcelain Kangxi period covered jar, decorated in Famille Verte enamels with four panels of flowering branches around the exterior of the body and small diapered bands around the neck and cover. Lovely quality, in very good condition and measuring 5 1/2″ tall. Ex-Chait collection provenance. Circa 1700.

Yongzheng Period Pair of ‘Quail’ Soup Plates #6050 SOLD

A very refined pair of Chinese export porcelain soup plates, decorated in famille rose enamels with central scenes of a pair of quails beneath branches of peony, chrysanthemum, prunus and bamboo, the cavetto encircled with a yellow spearhead border, and the rim delicately hand-painted with bianco-sopra-bianco branches of flowers and bamboo, the outer edge with a band of famille rose enamel floral motifs. The quail is a symbol of strength. Measuring 9″ in diameter, nd in very good condition. Yongzheng period, circa 1730-1735.

 

 

American Market Brown Fitzhugh Covered Syllabub #7399 SOLD

A charming form, this Chinese export porcelain covered syllabub, or pot-de-creme, is finally hand-painted in the classic Brown Fitzhugh pattern with a central roundel bearing the initial H. From a service made for the American market and most likely ordered for prominent New Yorker John Hone (1764-1832) who was Mayor of New York during Lafayette’s visit in 1825 as well as President of the Delaware and Hudson Canal Company.  Measuring 3 1/4″ tall x 3 1/2″ wide, and in good condition, with a Henry Moog provenance and dating to circa 1825.

Brown Fitzhugh Monogrammed Dish #7400 SOLD

A fine Chinese export porcelain saucer dish meticulously rendered in the Brown Fitzhugh pattern, undoubtedly from a special order service, with the central roundel bearing as yet unidentified initial B. The quality of the hand-painting is so good as to resemble transfer-printed wares. Lovely condition, measuring 8″ in diameter, with a Henry Moog provenance and dating to circa 1820.

 

 

 

Very Fine Yongzheng Period Tea Bowl and Saucer #3964

A truly elegant piece illustrating the refinement and quality so typical of the Yongzheng period, this lovely eggshell thin tea bowl and saucer are meticulously hand-painted in famille rose enamels with floral cartouches in reserve against a gilded diapered ground. The saucer measuring 4 1/4″ in diameter, the tea bowl 1 1/2″ tall. The diminutive size reflects the luxuriously expensive price of tea at the time-both the porcelain and the beverage it contained were great status symbols. Very good condition, circa 1730.

 

 

 

Set of Eight Kangxi Period Famille Verte Plates (Only five shown)

A wonderful set of eight Chinese export porcelain Kangxi period plates, decorated in the Famille Verte palette with central images of large, flowing branches of peony, the other rim edged with a scrolling foliate design. Very slight wear in places, otherwise remarkably good condition considering their age. Measuring 8 1/2″ in diameter and dating to circa 1700-1720.

 

 

 

 

 

Philadelphia Market-Pair of Mifflin Cups and Saucers #7401 SOLD

A fine example of Chinese export porcelain made for the American market, Philadelphia specifically, from a service ordered for James Large Mifflin, the well-painted Sepia Fitzhugh pattern centered with the gilded monogram of JLM. Both cups with a line, one cup and saucer with some wear to the gilding. Circa 1820.

 

 

 

 

 

Yongzheng/Qianlong Period Cockerel Plate #7265 SOLD

A Chinese export porcelain octagonal form plate richly enameled in the Famille Rose palette-the enamels ‘sitting proud’ of the surface-with the central scene of a pair of boldly colored yellow cockerels about to spar beneath a leafy tree, a peony rising from rockwork beside all the action. The border also lavishly decorated with panels of peony and prunus, scrollwork and diapered ground. A great form, fantastically decorated. Measuring 8″ in diameter, in good condition and dating to circa 1735-1745.

Extremely Rare Ming Period Duck-Form Censor #7388 sold

An especially fine and rare Chinese export Ming period censor in the form of a standing duck. Decorated in underglaze blue, the top part of the figure lifting off for the incense (the smoke stains still within) and the incense rising through the duck’s open beak.  This is a remarkably rare form in remarkably good condition given its age with only glaze losses from wear . Measuring 6″ tall x 8″ wide. Circa 1600.

 

 

Rare Pair of Spaniel Figures #7353 SOLD

A very rare pair of Chinese export porcelain figures modeled as a pair of recumbent Spaniels, of both impressive size and provenance. The figures with their charming faces and soft mottled coats are cast in mirror images and are of larger size than one usually sees in this form. They measure 6 3/4″ tall and 10″ wide and they were used as the model for the copies in the Mottahedeh Collection, in addition to having been in the private collection of Nelson and Happy Rockefeller. Their condition is very good with only very minor losses to the tips of two paws. Qianlong period, late 18th century.

 

 

 

 

 

Unusual Centennial ‘Declaration of Independence’ Spoon #7377 SOLD

A very unusual Chinese export porcelain spoon, made for the American market, depicting a scene with Founding Fathers at the signing of the Declaration of Independence, beneath a spread eagle, taken from a Currier and Ives print, after John Trumbull’s original painting of the scene. This is from a small, rare group of Chinese export porcelain undoubtedly special-ordered, that was created sometime in the late 19th century, after the American Centennial and part of the Colonial Revival movement. Measuring 9″ long and in good condition. Discussed and illustrated in Schiffer’s China for America, page 144.

Early Jia-Jinq /Wanli 14″ Charger #7368 Sold

A boldly decorated Chinese export porcelain dish charger hand-painted in deep underglaze blue with two central figures, a kylin and an elephant, beneath a tree, surrounded within an outer border of swirling dragons alternating with roundels of  four of the eight trigrams of Bagua symbolism. The trigrams are symbolic of naturally occuring processes and inter-related basic principles of reality, balance and equilibrium. Each one can be associated with a particular family member, season, personality trait, direction or animal; the three represented on this charger stand for water, lake, heaven and fire.  The reverse with floral and foliate roundels around the rim border and centered with a calligraphic mark. Measuring 13 1/4″ in diameter and with a small chip to the foot rim and some pitting and grit to the glaze all typical of a piece of this early production. A fine early example, circa 1580.

 

Beautiful Pair of Famille Rose Sauce Boats and Undertrays #5077

A truly lovely pair of Chinese export porcelain sauce boats and undertrays, richly decorated in famille rose enamels hand-painted with floral decoration and edged with elaborate butterfly and diapered borders, the forms as exuberant as the decoration with the molded sauceboats with their double strap handles, and the scalloped-edge undertrays terminating an elegantly scrolled handle. These forms typify the exuberant rococo period, both in color and form and were most likely modeled after European silver forms of the period. Very good condition, the tray measuring 8 1/2″ long, the sauceboat 8 3/4″ x 6″. Qianlong period, circa 1760-1770.

Dragon Bordered Mandarin Plate #7383c Sold

A particularly attractive Chinese export porcelain 7 3/4″ Mandarin plate decorated in Famille Rose enamels with an elegant courtly scene of figures upon a garden terrace, a lady a distinction seated in a tree root chair surrounded by her attendants. The border richly hand-painted with a swirling dragons amongst chrysanthemum blossoms, highlighted with gilding. Very good condition. Circa 1820.

 

 

 

Great Form Canton Teapot #7379 Sold

A charming Chinese export porcelain square form Canton teapot decorated in underglaze blue with classic Chinese river scenes and surmounted by a stepped ‘pagoda-roof’ form finial. Measuring 4 1/4″ tall x 6 1/2″. Very good condition. Circa 1840.

 

 

Pair of Mandarin Sauce Tureens #7380 Sold

A great form, this charming pair of Chinese export porcelain covered sauce tureens are vibrantly painted in famille rose enamels with courtly Mandarin scenes edged with rich flower, bird and butterfly borders, the handles and finials highlighted with gilding. Measuring 8″ x 6″ and in good condition with the exception of one handle having been restored.  Circa 1820. Always great to have a pair!

 

 

 

 

Fine Mandarin Plate #7385c Sold

A lovely 7 3/4″ Chinese export porcelain plate, decorated in Famille Rose enamels with a pair of courtly figures in a landscape, the outer border painted with vignettes of deer, dragons, waterfowl and butterflies. Very good condition, and dating to circa 1820.

 

 

 

Important American Market Eagle-Decorated Coffee Pot #7258 SOLD

From a service special-ordered for American patriot Edward Carrington, this very handsome Chinese export porcelain lighthouse form coffee pot proudly carries a hand-painted sepia rendering of an eagle derived from an early version of the Great Seal of the United States, each piece bordered with an exquisitely detailed grapevine border, most likely after English porcelains of the period.

 

 

Fine American Market Eagle-Decorated Part Tea Set #7368 SOLD

A very fine Chinese export porcelain part tea set made for the American market, each piece hand-painted with a central image of an eagle supporting a striped shield beneath a halo of stars all within a delicate gilded Federal period style border. The image derived almost certainly from an early version of the Great Seal of the United States.  Comprising a lighthouse form coffee pot, a helmet creamer and covered sugar bowl, as well as a slop bowl and four tea bowls and saucers.  Good condition with only a few hairlines sealed and the gilding refreshed. Circa 1800.

 

 

 

 

Exceptional Quality-Kangxi Lobed Dishes #7371 A,B,C SOLD

A really fine group of three Chinese export porcelain  Kangxi period lobed dishes, beautifully decorated in underglaze blue with birds and insects amongst branches of peony within the lobed rim divided into panels also painted with the peony motif. The form inspired by European silver forms of the period. Measuring 8 1/4″ in diameter, richly glazed and in very good condition, dating to circa 1690. Priced individually, 7371A at the top of the group photo; 7371B at the lower left; and 7371C at the lower right.

 

 

 

 

Unusual Pair of Fishing Scene Soup Plates #7373

A very interesting snapshot into daily life, this fine pair of Chinese export porcelain soup plates are decorated a very active fishing scene with two men in a boat, and another man on shore struggling to pull up a large net with their catch, the drama of ordinary life quietly being observed by a lady watching them from a terrace door in the background. A great design with a wonderful use of the white space of the porcelain, unconfined by border patterns, the scene unfolding across the entire expanse of the plate. Very good condition, and measuring  8 3/4 ” in diameter and dating to circa 1740.

 

 

 

Impressively Sized Mandarin Jardiniere #7373 SOLD

A very handsome and very useful Chinese export porcelain flared rim jardiniere of impressive size, and, equally impressive decoration, hand-painted in Famille Rose enamels with a continuous scene around the exterior depicting a lavish scene of dignitaries arriving through a garden gate to a bustling terrace where a person of some obvious rank and importance and his attendants overlook the scene below, a marvelous garden pavilion to the right nestled amongst pine and rockwork. The rim border painted with flowers and butterflies. Measuring 8 1/2″ tall x 11″ in diameter and in very good condition with only glaze and rim chips to the edge of the rim and to one foot which would barely be noticeable when the piece was planted with your favorite orchids! Otherwise, beautifully painted with rich, vibrant enamels. Circa 1810-1820.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

American Market/Philadelphia Compote #7369 Sold

A beautiful service and a great form, this attractive Chinese export porcelain footed compote is very finely hand-painted with a central landscape roundel with an outer border of fruits and flowers rimmed with a gilded feather edge. From a attractive service made for prominent merchant Mordecai Lewis (1749-1799) of Philadelphia who was active in America’s China Trade from the very beginning. Before the founding of the Republic his sympathies were staunchly for the colonies, and despite being a Quaker, he joined one of Philadelphia’s militia companies. Measuring 8 1/2″ high x 12 x 8″  and in good condition with only minor wear to the gilding. Circa 1795. Examples in the collection of the Peabody Essex Museum, and discussed in Philadelphians and the China Trade, pages 100, 103.