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.
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 ...click for details
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.