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.
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 small Chinese porcelain bottle vase with a silver mounted neck decorated with a pattern of pendant lappets and banana leaves in underglaze blue. Underglaze blue yu mark to base. Height: 13 cm. Kangxi (1662-1722).
The silver collar is a European repair. No other damage.
A rare European subject famille rose cup and saucer enamelled with a design of figures and buffalo, evidently copying a European engraving. Ht. of cup: 6.5 cm.; diameter of saucer: 12.0 cm. Qianlong (1736-95).
One minute flake of enamel loss. No other faults.
A pattern I have not come across previously. Clearly the design has been misunders ...click for details