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.
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