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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Blue and White : Pre 1900 item #1341408 (stock #Ch1789)
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An attractive Chinese porcelain fishbowl decorated in a rich underglaze blue with reserves of the Hundred Antiques on a prunus blossom ground. Four-character Kangxi mark to base. Height: 20 cm.; diameter: 23.0 cm. late nineteenth century.

There are two very small chips to the rim and a number of burst glaze bubbles on the body. No other faults.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Monochrome : Cafe-au-Lait : Pre 1800 item #1341406 (stock #Ch1788)
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A pair of café-au-lait ground Chinese teabowls decorated (probably in London) with birds and flowers in greenn white and red enamels. Diameter: approx. 8.3 cm. c.1700.

One bowl with a hairline crack (3.8 cm.) and a couple of rim nibbles. The other with two hairlines and a section out and restuck.

Similar bowl s in the V&A and in the Watney (Bonhams 7/11/2203, lot 2) and Espir (Woolley and Wallis 12/11/2014 lot 402) collections.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Blanc-de-Chine : Pre 1700 item #1341405 (stock #Ch1787)
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A Dehua josstick holder in the form of a fo dog mounted on a plinth, its right paw resting on a brocade ball. Height: 14.0 cm. Late seventeenth century.

The josstick holder element is broken and there are chips to the ends of the tail. Typical firing cracks. No other faults.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Blue and White : Pre 1800 item #1341404 (stock #Ch1786)
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An attractive Chinese porcelain bowl decorated in underglaze blue with warriors on horseback, the interior with a scholar. Six-character Chenghua mark to the base. Diameter: 18.5 cm. Kangxi (1662-1722).

Riveted section on one side. Section broken out and reglued on the other. No other faults.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Blue and White : Pre 1910 item #1341401 (stock #Ch1784)
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A Chinese porcelain teapot with wire handle, decorated with prunus blossom in underglaze blue. Height: 13.5 cm. Guangxu, c. 1900.

One of the mounts to the wire handles has been broken and reglued. Minute nick to edge of mouth. No other faults.

Despite the large number of vases with this style of decoration, this is the first time I have ever seen a teapot of this type.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #1330679 (stock #Ch1761)
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A Dehua figure group of Guanyin and child seated on rocks with a book nearby. Traces of cold-enamelling in the recesses of her eyes. Height: 26.5 cm. Kangxi (1662-1722).

Chips to ends of fingers and missing foot to the child. Typical firing flaws to reverse of cowl. No other damage.

The figure is modelled on Western images of the Madonna and Child.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1314911 (stock #Ch1714)
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A highly attractive pair of Cantonese famille rose kidney-shaped dishes enamelled with scholars and ladies on a terrace within a floral border with pheasants and butterflies. Width: 27.5 cm. Daoguang (1822-50).

Perfect. Undamaged and with enamels and gilding in excellent condition.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1700 item #1302125 (stock #Ch1694)
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A clobbered late Ming bowl in Transitional style decorated with figures in a landscape. Diameter: 22.0 cm. 17thcent., overdecorated c. 1730.

Two hairline cracks 8.5cm. and 9.5cm, one with associated loss. No other damage.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #1296139 (stock #Ch1683)
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Dutch decorated “ Cherry Pickers” Chinese porcelain bowl enamelled with European figure subjects of a man and woman seated with a basket of fruit, a lady singing from music, a man climbing a ladder to pick cherries and a confronting pair of birds, the interior with a flower basket. Diameter: 15.0 cm. 1735-45.

Slight rubbing in one area. No damage.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #1265046 (stock #Ch1657)
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£240
An unusual small Chinese export octagonal platter decorated in underglaze blue and famille rose enamels with a lady punting, a leaping fish and in the background a castellated wharf with a mosque. Length: 26.2 cm. Qianlong, c. 1780.

Rim chip at lower right. No other faults.

Such mosques are said to be typical of the Coromandel coast of India.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1259234 (stock #Ch1646)
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A large turquoise-glazed Chinese porcelain figure of a phoenix on rockwork. Height: 42 cm. 19th cent.

No damage.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #1257261 (stock #Ch1640)
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An unusual famille rose porcelain figure of the Daoist immortal Zhang Guo Lao holding a fishdrum. Height: 24.1 cm. c. 1800.

Minor paint retouching to edges of cap. No damage.

Zhang Guo Lao is the most eccentric of the immortals, skilled in alchemy and kung fu and sometimes depicted riding backwards on a white horse. As a representative of old age, he is associated with long life.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #1249913 (stock #Ch1614)
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£240
A Chinese export tankard with double-strap handle decorated in underglaze blue with a typical Canton pattern landscape below a diaper border with flowers and butterflies, the shape possibly inspired by German stoneware. Height: 13.6 cm. Late eighteenth century.

No damage. Burst glaze bubble to handle and an underglaze iron spot at rim. Slight firing flaw to handle.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #1242987 (stock #Ch1601)
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£140
A Chinese export lobed hexafoil spoon tray decorated in famille rose enamels with sprays of peonies and chrysanthemums within a floral diaper border. Length: 12.5 cm. Qianlong c. 1740.

One or two minor frits. No other faults.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #1230210 (stock #Ch1576)
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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.

Replacement spout, no other damage.

The service is recorded in Howard (vol 2., p...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #1213580 (stock #Ch1542)
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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 misunderstood and the copyist attempts to reconcile the subject with Chinese motifs- such as the boy seated on a buffalo, holding a windmill...