An attractive barbed Chinese famille rose octagonal plate decorated in enamels and underglaze blue with peonies, chrysanthemums, etc. within a shaped reserve. Dimensions: 23.0 cm. Yongzheng/ early Qianlong.
Some frits and a small conchoidal chip at 10.00 (see detail). No other faults.
A Chinese armorial porcelain teapot enamelled with the the crest and motto of Foulis of Colinton and the monogram DF within a blue enamel and gold star border, with a berry finial, double strap handle and European silver spout. Height: 15 cm.; length: 27 cm. Qianlong, c. 1795.
A rare group of four polychrome Dutch delft tiles decorated with tulips, grapes and pomegranate, the corner motif forming an eight-pointed star. Netherlands, early seventeenth century. Three, each approx. 13 cm. square.
One tile substantially trimmed. Chips and losses as shown. No breaks or repairs.
An ivory figure of Queen Charlotte from a Chinese export chess set, her hair dressed loosely and finely carved with a bow to the reverse, the figure wearing a crown, three-strand necklace and a long gown, holding an orb and in her left hand a handkerchief. Height: 10.4 cm. mid-19th cent.
An attractive ivory figure of Queen Charlotte from a Chinese export ivory chess set, her hair swept up and dressed in Empire style, wearing a high-waisted dress and jacket and holding an orb and a handkerchief. Height: 10.5 cm. Early 19th cent.
A miniature Japanese Arita double gourd vase decorated with a scrolling floral design in iron-red, yellow and green enamels, the neck slightly reduced and fitted with a white metal stopper to allow its use as a flacon. Height: 6.1 cm. Eighteenth century.