Important Famille Rose 15″Punch Bowl #7317 Sold

An extremely fine Chinese export porcelain 15″ punch bowl of impressive size and rare decoration painted in famille rose enamels around the exterior with a lyrical procession of finely detailed lotus blossoms and leaves with exotic birds flying amongst them, the interior with a scrolling chrysanthemum border on a famille noire ground with reserves of peony branches, the bottom centered with an exuberant basket of flowers. The beautifully spaced large scale lotus are shown off to perfection against the white porcelain ground. In addition to having this rare decoration, and it’s impressive size, this bowl was in the collection of Elinor Gordon and featured in one of her publications. Small hairline to the foot rim and some wear to the interior enamels, otherwise good condition, please contact us for further information. Circa 1740.

 

Fine American Market Handled Cup and Saucer with Eagle Decoration #7316 sold

A fine form, this lovely Chinese export porcelain handled cup and saucer was made for the American market, well-rendered with a variation of the eagle from the Great Seal of the United States supporting a shield with a bouquet of flowers within a roundel of gilded stars, a star-studded halo behind his head; a gilded swag border completes this Federal period design. The cup measuring approximately 3″ tall, the saucer 51/2″ in diameter. Some wear to the gilding. Circa 1800. $575.00

Two American Market Eagle-Decorated 7 1/2″ Plates #7317 sold

Two Chinese export porcelain eagle-decorated plates, made for the American market, each bearing a variation of the design for the Great Seal of the United States. One supporting a shield from a bespoke service inscribed with the monogram JH, the other with a shield decorated with a floral bouquet. each design with a gilded swag border, so typical of the Federal period. The monogrammed plate in good condition, the other with some crazing. Both 7 1/2″ in diameter. Circa 1800. Priced individually.

American Market Eagle Decorated Breakfast Teabowl and Saucer #7315 $625.00 Sold

A fine Chinese export porcelain breakfast-sized teabowl and saucer made for the American market, bearing a finely rendered sepia and gilded-detail eagle, taken from an early version of the Great Seal of the United States, supporting a shield with a floral bouquet with a star-studded halo behind his head, encircled with a ring of stars, the rim edged with a gilded swag border. The teabowls measuring 4 1/2″ in diameter, the saucers 6″. In good condition, with only minor wear to the gilding. Circa 1800.

 

 

 

Great American Market Eagle Decorated Teaset #7314 SOLD

A really fine Chinese export porcelain teaset, made for the American market, each piece hand-painted with a sepia and gilt eagle, based upon an early version of the Great Seal of the United States, supporting a shield with a gilded floral bouquet, a star-studded and radiating halo behind his head, and encircled with a ring of stars. Each piece edged with a gilt swag border. Comprising a lighthouse-form coffee pot; a drum teapot; a covered sugar bowl; a helmet creamer, and covered tea caddy; along with a pair of breakfast-sized teabowls and saucers as well as a pair of handled coffee cups and saucers. Some slight wear to the gilding and a minute line at the base of the coffee pot’s spout, otherwise in  great condition and a fantastic example of a Federal period teaset displaying the owner’s pride in our new Republic. Circa 1800.

Exceptional PAIR of Yongzheng Chargers #7203B

A very fine pair of Chinese export porcelain early Yongzheng period chargers, decorated in a brilliant underglaze cobalt blue, each with a central scene of courtly ladies in a garden outside a scholar’s pavilion while he is seated within playing a guzheng amongst his scholarly objects and incense burner, his attendant waiting by his desk. All within a diapered cavetto with reserves of scholarly  and antique objects, the rim painted with depictions of the “Three Friends of Winter”-pine, bamboo and prunus-symbols of resilience and endurance. Measuring 13 1/2″ in diameter and in very good condition, with the exception of very minor rims frits. Circa 1720-1725.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rare American Market/Civil War Rose Medallion Tablewares SOLD

A fine grouping of 19th century Chinese export porcelain made for the American market. Decorated in the Rose Medallion pattern, these pieces are from a dinner service ordered by Samuel P. Carter of Tennessee (1819-1891) who was posed to China in the 1850s. Carter enlisted after graduating from Princeton. He was made a Lieutenant in 1855 and in 1856 assisted in the capture of the barrier posts at Canton. He became a hero in the Civil War having been made a Brigadier General and leader of the Tennessee Volunteers in 1862. He left the army in 1866 as a Major General, and then joined the Navy achieving the rank of Rear Admiral in 1882…one of the only Americans to achieve this dual distinction.

 

 

 

 

Very Fine Kangxi Period Bowl #7298 Sold

Just a little gem, this fine 6 1/4″ bowl was just meant to be held and appreciated for its rich glaze and beautifully painted panels of floral decoration rendered in vibrant underglaze cobalt blue. Of molded  form with each panel representing alternating images of lotus and peony. The reverse with a nice six-character mark within a double-ring circle. Small chip to the foot-rim a very few, very minute, rim frits, otherwise in very good condition. Kangxi period, circa 1690.

 

 

Fine Pair of Seton Armorial Shell-Shaped Dishes #7265 SOLD

A very fine pair of Chinese export porcelain shell-shaped armorial dishes, bearing the Arms of Seton-the fourth of five bespoke services made for this family! Most likely ordered by one of the brothers of John Henry Seton, 6th Baronet, as they were all involved with the English East India Company. Sir Henry was involved in the Peninsula Wars and was later a Groom-in-Waiting to Queen Victoria. This service, finely decorated with central Mandarin scenes within floral and butterfly borders, is illustrated in Howard’s Chinese Armorial Porcelain, Vol. II, page 674, and we are grateful to Angela Howard of Heirloom & Howard for her research. Measuring 9 1/2″ x 9″ and both in good condition with the exception of one small chip filled. Circa 1820.