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.
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.
A miniature Japanese Arita double gourd vase decorated with a scrolling floral design in iron-red, yellow and green enamels, the neck slightly reduced and fitted with a white metal stopper to allow its use as a flacon. Height: 6.1 cm. Eighteenth century.