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 itĀ pooled, fading to a more greenish hue at the mouth rim. The concave base is unglazed showing turning marks in the fired reddish biscuit.
źQing Dynasty, Qianlong Period (1736-1795)
Height: 8-3/8" (21.27 cm)
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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
A elliptical spoon tray and matching teapot stand or tray of square canted form . The dishes decorated with all over moulding of lotus arabesques and under-glaze blue diaper banding. The centres decorated in encre de chine with an eremitic theme of the scholar withdrawing from the hurly burly of conventional life for a simple scholars retreat. The manner in which the design is partially wrapped around the central motif is somewhat unusual .
The spoon tray measures 15.5cm in length and is 8cm wi ...click for details
The dish is decorated with two groups of figures two of whom can be identified with the eight Daoist Immortals and perhaps the female figures in the composition are intended to represent the Queen Mother of the West with two of her attendants overseeing from their Island retreat of Penglai some sampans in the foreground. The more usual version has four figures on the left-hand side of the dish, whilst this version has five figures. The dish dates the late Tianqi or early Chongzhen period.
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A pair of octagonal porcelain salvers of conventional Dutch silver form with reeded gadrooned edges. The centre of the dishes decorated with a traditional Chinese lakeside landscape scene and the rim decorated with garlands of flowers. The reverse plain but for a set of trivet marks. The salvers measure 19cm in diameter from point to point, and stand approximately 2cm high. They are in good condition one with a small fit to one corner, otherwise no chips, cracks or restoration. Additional images ...click for details
A Kangxi period blue & white ginger jar painted with a procession of boys playing in a fenced garden, one boy riding a qilin accompanied by three attendants Ė two waving banners and one holding a canopy Ė as stylized clouds drift overhead. The garden is comprised of decorative taihu rocks, bamboo and a plantain tree, with the scrolling scene contained between a border of cross-hatch design encircling the glazed neck and double-line border near the foot. A lively drawing style shows outlines ...click for details