A large Straits Chinese baluster vase decorated with turquoise reserves of pheasants and peacocks on a pink ground with scrolling lotus, the base enamelled turquoise. Height: 23 in. ( 58.5 cm.). c. 1900.
The vase has restoration to the rim (a large section has been broken and restuck), which has been indicated in the close-up of the interior of the mouth. It is of good quality and not apparent to the casual eye. No othe ...click for details
A rare café-au-lait ground teabowl and saucer with floral decoration to the exterior in famille verte enamels and shrimp and fish in underglaze blue to the interior. Rhombus mark to base. Diameter of saucer: 11.7 cm.; bowl: 7.8 cm. Kangxi (1662-1722).
Short hairline ( 1 cm.) to rim of bowl. No other faults.
An unusual Chinese porcelain bowl decorated in polychrome enamels with Buddhist emblems among waves and rockwork, the interior with a lotus pattern in underglaze blue. Diameter: 12 cm. Shunzhi/Kangxi (c. 1660-70).
4.3 cm. hairline. A few minor glaze nibbles to rim. No other faults.
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.
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.