A signed antique Paris porcelain plate with cobalt border and artist signed "castle scene". The view is the nunnery of "Chartreuse de Romans", where they make the liquore Chartreuse. Back stamp of Goss, on the Rue J J Rousseau near the Louvre museum.
About 9" diameter. Very good condition with no chips hairlines or repairs. Beautiful Paris porcelain hard paste.
A fine pair of antique rose medallion vases with applied foo dogs and gekkos at the shoulders. The rims are scalloped. Matching courtyard scenes with numerous figures on the body as well as the large neck. Alternating panels of florals, birds, insects, butterflies and fruits. The hand painted details are very fine. No marks whatsoever on the bottom, a little sand from the kiln. Dates from 1870-1890s.
Rare large mocha ware or yellow ware bowl with green seaweed decoration. 15" in diameter. The seaweed is in the typical band around the bowl, each one different from hand painting. Color difference is from taking pictures in sunlight and on a shady day.
15" diameter 6.7" high. Good utilitarian condition with one chip on the rim, one on footrim and a short line (see pics); a few spots of glaze lo ...click for details
A lovely pair of Paris porcelain plates with pink borders and a fun griffin armorial. Plate has the original Paris store address, Rue de la Paix, on the back, most likely near the Louvres. Dates to the 19th century, Empire period.
10" diameter; fine condition with no chips cracks or repairs. Elegant and lovely.
Another beautiful circa 1850 antique China Trade fan which shows a large gathering of numerous little figures on both sides. Faces of the figures are of ivory, and in this fan, there are many individual expressions.
There are (14) inner and (2) outer guard sticks carved from sandalwood and done in extra deep relief to the guards while the inner sticks are treated in a more shallow relief. The folded fan goes in a ...click for details
Set of 18-19th century Chinese export famille rose armorial dishes in a nest of 3. Each bears the golden coat of arms of the East India Company with the pair of cute facing lions. Nice orange peel effect on fine quality porcelain.
The East India Company was established in 1600 as a monopoly company by act of Parliament. It was the earliest incorporated companies in the world and at one time it consituted 40% of w ...click for details
Large antique French deep cobalt Sarreguemines pitcher and wash basin set with elaborate gold armorial monogram and Japonaise Art Nouveau design with butterflies and jewelled highlights. Turquoise interior and bottom finish. Impressed Sarreguemines mark (see in picture of pitcher alone, inserted lower right) with serif lettering dating it to 1900 or earlier. Monogram armorial as shown.