An exceptional Tobacco leaf pattern plate of deep form in famille rose enamels.
The dish is in good condition except for some minor frittings and one small easily restored chip to the rim, please see images. Some light wear to the gilding. It measures 22.9 cm or 9.02 inches in diameter and measures and 3.8 cm or 1.5 inches at the rim in high. Insured Shipping at Cost.
A Chinese export blue and white plate late Yongzheng or early Qianlong decorated in London c.1740-50 with enamels in a famille rose style palette including pink, white, egg yellow, brown, green and black enamels together with an iron red wash. The enamels carefully applied over the under-glaze blue outlines of Peony sprigs and a central spray of Buddhas hand citron, Persimmon. The use of white enamel tends to be indicative of an English origin rather than Continental. See No 16 and No 17 at pag ...click for details
A fine Chinese export plate decorated with a central roundel of a white Hare beneath a flowering Peach tree in a landscape, probably intened as a reference to the Daoist paradise; both are symbols of longevity. The border decorated with a representative selection of the eight Buddhist emblems the canopy, kai, and what appears to be an hexagonal vase, ping, and another baluster vase both caparisoned with a canopy and trailing ribbons with Lotus. Interspersed between each motif are flowers rep ...click for details
Superb mirror pair of Chinese porcelain candlesticks, Guangxu period (1875-1908). Invisible restoration of a chip on one rim. About 7.75" H x 4-1/2" W at base. Additional images on request. Insured shipping at cost.
Beautiful monochrome vase from the Qianlong period
An 18th Century bottle form vase, the globular body surmounted by a tubular neck flaring outward at the mouth. Covered with a fine fish roe crackled and mottled turquoise glaze darkening where it pooled, fading to a more greenish hue at the mouth rim. The concave base is unglazed showing turning marks in the fired reddish biscuit.
Qing Dynasty, Qianlong Period (1736-1795)
Height: 8-3/8" (21.27 cm)
Excellent original cond ...click for details
Exceptionally fine lidded jar with gilded knop of lotus buds, c. 1860. About 6" H x 4.5" wide. The cartouches depict a rooster and his hen on one side and a pair of mated quail on the reverse. Chickens symbolize good luck and the quail either courage or harmony between generations. Given the fact both sets of birds are mated it's possible the intent of the artist was to meld the symbolism together for the overall sentiment of a happy marriage. The porcelain is of the highest quali ...click for details
A large blue and white porcelain dish decorated with a four-clawed dragon chasing a flaming pearl amidst clouds - vividly drawn with the dragon's body wrapping over and continuing on the outside of the dish. The dish is covered with a clear glaze with a faint blue tint (more evident where it collects near the foot rim.) The base is unglazed and unmarked showing the finely grained paste. In Chinese mythology, the dragon symbolized the Emperor, and the pearl symbolized purity, truth, or wisdom ...click for details
A fine and large 'Cadogan' wine ewer glazed in a 'fish roe-crackle' turquoise (peacock blue) glaze of rich tones with the handle, spout and base covered in a deep aubergine-eggplant glaze. Potted in the shape of a peach fruit, the rounded sides taper towards the tip of the upright fruit rising from a rim atop a high splayed foot. The handle and spout are shaped like a gnarled branch decorated with applied leafy sprays and the body is moulded with a curved raised section giving a ...click for details
A beautiful small censer of compressed bulbous form, the wide mouthed shallow bowl with an incurving lipped rim. The body supported on three short legs and covered inside and out with a pale thick crackled Ge glaze skillfully stained with black and gold pigment. Only a circular area between the feet showing the porcelain body burnt brown in the firing.
Eighteenth century Geyao in imitation of Song Ge wares was produced in varied shapes mostly based on archaic bronze forms. This glaze was imme ...click for details
A late 18th century Qianlong Dehua "Blanc de Chine" censer; the compressed rounded body raised on a tripod brace of three curved short legs and covered in a cool translucent milky white glaze. The shoulders curve in to a straight galleried rim at the mouth, flanked by two ruyi-shaped handles. A circular indentation centered on the base. The exterior is glazed except for the very tip of the feet; the interior is not totally glazed, revealing the fine white biscuit. The translucency of ...click for details