A pair of unusual Chinese export porcelain plates with a broad flat rim, decorated in underglaze blue with floral and diaper designs surrounding a central floral panel. Artemisia leaf within a double circle to the reverse. Diameter: 25.7 cm. Kangxi (1662-1722).
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.