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All Items : Archives : Decorative Art : Ceramics : German : Pre 1800 item #1337257 (stock #Ch1777)
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A Furstenberg porcelain teacup enamelled with floral sprays and a moulded border with a medallion of the philosopher Zeno. Diameter (excl. handle): 7.5 cm. Late eighteenth century.

Crack to base of handle. Slight chip to footrim. No other faults.

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1800 item #1337256 (stock #Ch1776)
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A Chinese export porcelain tureen base for the Islamic market decorated in underglaze blue and famille rose enamels with a lady punting and a mosque in the background. Rabbit head handles. Length: 33.5 cm. Qianlong (1736-95).

Slight staining to the interior. No cover. No other faults.

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1920 item #1337255 (stock #Ch1775)
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A Chinese hardwood toilet box with folding mirror and brass fittings. Dimensions: 30 x 22 x 18.5 cm high. c.1900.

Minor damage to brass fittings (missing pin to plate at front). Shallow surface crack to front door lower right. Top and back surface slightly warped (see photos). All drawers intact and joints firm.

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1900 item #1336774 (stock #Ch1774)
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A Chinese bronze vase of compressed hu form with taotie masks and ring handles. Height: 22.0 cm.; diameter: 23.0 cm.. Late 19th cent.

No damage.

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1800 item #1336773 (stock #Ch1773)
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A Chinese export famille rose punchbowl with a scene of a man with a hawk and other figures on one side and on the other a man in a fur trimmed jacket smoking a long pipe. Diameter: 25.7 cm. Qianlong (1736-93).

Three hairlines as illustrated 9.5 cm., 9.0cm. and 8.0 cm. Slight rubbing on the jacket. No other faults.

The extent of detail and varied enamelling is attractive and unusual.

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1900 item #1336772 (stock #Ch1772)
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A Chinese porcelain octagonal dish enamelled with figures and Precious Objects. Diameter: 15.5 cm. 19th cent.

Chip at 7.00. Rubbing and small chip at 1-2.00. No other faults.

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1800 item #1336770 (stock #Ch1771)
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A rare small famille noire dish enamelled with floral panels in blue, yellow, green and aubergine, the reverse with hawthorn blossoms on a black ground. Underglaze blue lingzhi mark to base. Diameter: 13.8 cm. Kangxi (1662- 1722).

No damage. A couple of dribbles of enamel within footrim.

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1920 item #1336570 (stock #Ch1770)
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A porcelain bottle vase with en grisaille decoration of a thunder dragon in roiling clouds. Signed. Four-character Qianlong seal mark to base. Height: 30.0 cm. 20th cent.

No damage.

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1800 item #1336569 (stock #Ch1769)
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An unusual Chinese famille rose winepot enamelled with figures of women and children in a garden. Height: 10.5 cm., length: 15.0 cm. Yongzheng (1723-35)

Short 1.0 cm. hairline to spout and a minute chip to the end of it. No other damage.

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1700 item #1333764 (stock #Ch1768)
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A pair of octagonal Dehua libation cups moulded with panels of figures. Length: 8.0 and 8.2 cm. Kangxi, late seventeenth century.

One with 1.2 cm. rim crack the other with two rim cracks 1.5 cm. and 2.0 cm. No other faults.

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1800 item #1333762 (stock #Ch1767)
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A large Chinese six-lobed cinnabar lacquer box (the lid damaged) decorated with a central landscape panel with figures standing on terraces and the Hehe Erxian setting sail on a peach branch amid a turbulent sea , all within a border of floral panels on a hexagonal diaper ground. Diameter: 30.5 cm. Qianlong (1736-95).

The lid is seriously damaged and in five sections...

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1837 VR item #1332797 (stock #Ch1766)
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A Chinese cloisonne baluster vase enamelled with lotuses above a wave border on a swastika diaper ground. Height: 30.8 cm. Jiaqing (1796-1820).

No damage. One small area of indifferent diaperwork work on the side.

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1800 item #1330684 (stock #Ch1765)
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A pair of Chinese bronze altar vases with makara head handles and lappets at the shoulder, the necks formerly studded with “ jewels” and the bases engraved with an eight-pointed vajra with a lotus at the centre. Height: 16.7 cm. Qianlong (1736-95).

Polished. Most of the “jewels” (turquoise and coral) are now missing. A ring handle missing on both vases. 1) Ding to body of vase. 2) A number of small knocks around the circumference of the body...

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1800 item #1330683 (stock #Ch1764)
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A Chinese export porcelain long-necked jug thinly-potted and with dragon handle, decorated in underglaze blue with a Canton- style river landscape with pavilions, bridge, pagoda, figures etc. Height: 24.4 cm. Qianlong (1736-95).

Nibbles to the rim of the jug (see detail). Small chip to footrim. No other faults.

All Items : Archives : Decorative Art : Pre 1800 item #1330682 (stock #Ch1763)
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A fine Paris (rue de Bondy) porcelain plate decorated en grisaille with a classical scene (from an engraving) within a gilt border. Red enamel GA mark to the reverse. Diameter: 25.4 cm. 1781-90.

Two hairlines (5.0 and 3.5 cm.) at 3.00 and 4.00, the shorter with a slight associated chip. Rim chip at 1.00. The quality of enamelling is very fine and without losses. A monogram in the image is possibly that of the engraver. No other damage.

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1900 item #1330681 (stock #Ch1762)
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An interesting imperial Satsuma vase with a trumpet-shaped neck and lion mask handles above a collar of butterflies and stylised frieze of sunflowers. Blue enamel signature to base. Height: 24.4 cm. 19th cent.

Break to rim and associated 4.0 cm. hairline with small enamel losses to the exterior at this point. There is an area of thickened glaze on the opposite side of the rim which is original and undamaged...

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1900 item #1330678 (stock #Ch1760)
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A Chinese blue and white charger decorated with a pair of figures flanking a large jar on a floral ground. Diameter: 30.4 cm. 19th cent.

Shallow chip at 5.00. No other damage.

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : India : Pre 1900 item #1328498 (stock #Ch1756)
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A Vizagapatam bronze matchlock-man seated on a capering camel. Height 17.5 cm. 19th cent.

Polished. No damage.

These rare figures often show exaggerated elements (evident in the length of the matchlock and the attitude of the camel) which suggest a humorous intent. It is theorised they may be have been designed by a European hand following European prototypes, as they seem to fall outside the corpus of Indian art. There is an important set in the Ashmolean Museum dated 1795...