A Chinese export famille rose plate enamelled with a scene from the Romance of the West Chamber in a scroll-form reserve surrounded by flowers and Precious Objects. Diameter: 22.7cm. Yongzheng (1723-35).
4.5 cm. hairline crack at 12.00. Slight rubbing to gilding. One tiny frit at 7.00. No other faults.
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.