Standing 195mm high this very attractive Royal Worcester cupid figurine is shape number 466 from a series "Dancing Cupids"" and dates from around 1875. He stands on a rocky base and is blowing a rams horn, whist his right hand holds a sceptre. The painting of the face has been done most delicately and the whole piece is in excellent condition.
This Mason's Willow pattern dish is decorated with the blue printed Pagoda pattern. It measures 202mm in diameter and stands 37mm high. It is in excellent condition and dates from around 1810-12.
This very attractive set of 3 leaf shaped porcelain dishes with branch handles is by Fischer & Mieg of Bohemia, now part of the Czech Republic. They are decorated with hand coloured and gilded scenes of flowers, birds and insects. The largest dish measures 280mm long(including the handle) and 212mm wide. There is some loss of gilding to the rims and handles. The set dates from around 1870.
Beautiful antique child's black transferware pitcher that dates to 1830's. Both sides have a pattern of a damsel with a basket and her lamb with hollyhocks. There is a nice pattern around the neck and on both sides of the spout, around the foot and down the handle. It measures 3.25" high to the highest point and about 3" wide. There is a chip on the bottom foot. A beautiful antique piece!
18c b/w chinese export porcelain kangxi plate signed with six characters chengxua mark, moulded with lotus petal shape body, painted with flower heads, flowering branches, diameter-21cm, the condition are good-has two tiny hard visible restored hairlines and a few small restored chips-this is a very difficult to see
Rare deep beaker with domed cover beautifully decorated with honeycomb of stylise wisteria and pine.
This is a very rare piece, there were very few in the cargo, I believe less than 40.
Beautifully decorated and of good size.
Vung Tau Cargo Shipwreck Cargo Story c1750
The Vung Tau was discovered in 1989 by a Vietnamese fisherman trawling the sea-bed for shellfish...
This Spode plate is decorated with the hand coloured Ship pattern (Pattern 3667). It is 248mm in diameter and is in excellent condition. The colours are still vivid, however it has lost some small areas of gilding. C1820.
A porcelain New Hall tea pot stand decorated with a very attractive hand coloured floral pattern (pattern 1160). The length is 190mm, it is 158mm wide and stands 20mm high. It is unmarked except for the pattern number 1160 in red, which corresponds with that shown in "New Hall pattern book" by Patricia Preller. It has lost a little gilding, otherwise it is in excellent condition. C1815.
Gorgeous antique begonia leaf majolica platter, c. 1850. The platter measures 12" long and 8" wide at its widest points. The platter has a brown stem handle, pale pink outer border with green/brown center. There are no chips or cracks and there is overall crazing. A similar platter on Ebay is for $195 and has damage. A beautiful piece!
18c two b/w chinese export porcelain plates, one plate from kangxi period painted with three friends of winter-pin, prunus and bamboo, diameter-26cm, the condition-has one hairline and has one restoration to the edge-see the photos, other plate from qianlong period painted with grapes and leaves, diameter-22,5cm, the condition-has two hairlines and has a few glaze imperfection, caused by the firing process
This is the first of these absolutely fascinating displays that I have been fortunate enough to acquire.
There were only five individual lots of Marine Art sold in the Christies Sale.
One is lost for words in describing this piece:
Sympathy, Harmony, Dramatic, Unique, Fascinating....
Song dynasty, the light brown-orange body is covered in a crackled light blue glaze leaving the upper and lower rim bare.
Size: Height: 5 cm (2”) Diameter: 15 cm (6”)
Chinese shipwreck recovered cargo celadon bowl, Ming dynasty with beautifully detailed inetrior rim
and a centreal leaf motif within a thick opaque olive green glaze.
Size: Height: 9 cm (3.5") Diameter: 16.5 cm (6.5")
A yellow ware pie plate with brown Rockingham glaze, measuring 9-1/4 inches in diameter across the top of the dish. It is in excellent condition with very light knife marks as the only signs of wear. There is a manufacturing anomaly on the underside, looks like a stray thumb mark in the clay (was this the maker's signature?) Made in the US circa 1870.
A 19thc cobalt on white sponge ware plate with an embossed border, made in America. The plate measures 8-1/4 inches in diameter and is in excellent condition with light knife marks but no other chips or cracks.