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.