Inkwell. China. Kangxi period (1662-1722), c.1690-1700. Height 50 mm (1.97 inch), diameter of rim 70 mm (2.76 inch), diameter ink hole 22 mm (0.87 inch), diameter quill hole 7 mm (0.28 inch), diameter of footring 70 mm (2.76 inch). Condition: A restored chip to the rim.
Dish. China. Qianlong period (1736-1795), c.1740. Height 27 mm (1.06 inch), diameter 230 mm (9.06 inch), diameter of footring 122 mm (4.80 inch) German/Dutch botanist Maria Sybille Merian (1647-1717), described the insects of the West Indies, Surinam in particular. For the central decoration on this specific dish, no matching print of her has been found. The decoration of the central flowering stem makes that this dish can be categorised as a "Merian-style" dish. (Jörg & Van Campen ...click for details
Deep saucer dish. China. 1690. Provenance: The Vung Tau Cargo. Chinese Export Porcelain sale, Christie's Amsterdam, 7-8 April 1992.
Height 40 mm (1.58 inch), diameter 121 mm (4.76 inch), diameter of footring: 54 mm (2.13 inch). Deep saucer dish on a footring with an partial glazed base. Decorated in underglaze blue with a very simple and with quick brush strokes painted riverscape with a fishing boat. The reverse is undecorated. On the deep saucer dish the original Christie's "Vun ...click for details
Object 2010C226. Sauce boat. China. Dating: Qianlong period (1736-1795), c.1740-50. Standing on an oval base, slightly waisted. The everted rim is moulded in an undulating form. A turned over spout at one end, a higher arched loop handle on the other end. Decorated in underglaze blue, iron-red, gold and various overglaze enamels. The wavy rim is decorated with a double dark blue line, underneath which are three alternating panels. One is a white square with double-lined dark blue border, filled ...click for details
Object 2010C224. Strainer / colander. Japan. Dating: Edo middle period, c.1740-50. Srainer or colander standing on three little tripod legs. The everted rim has a scalloped edge. The well is pierced with holes. Decorated in underglaze blue. Decorated on the well with four scattered flowers in between and around the holes. The interior wall/rim with petal shaped panels. The larger panels are alternately filled with a young boy (Dutch: zotje) standing amongst flowering plants and a stylized pag ...click for details
Salt. Provenance: China. Dating: Kangxi period (1662-1722). Salt of circular and square waisted form on a open base. The inside glazed, the lower square part tapering to the waist, the spreading top with a recessed centre, the rim extending downwards. Decorated in underglaze blue. The circular concave top moulded and decorated with a chain-pattern around a central flower-head, round the neck a border of lotus leaves and on the sides panels filled with flowering plants and leaves. Modelled after ...click for details
Stem cup. Provenance: China. Dating: Late 17th century, c.1680-1690 Stem cup on a high splayed foot with a broad, flat footring and a recessed glazed base. Wide cup with flaring rim. Decorated in underglaze blue. Decorated with peony flower heads and scrolls of leaves on the cup. Round the foot two concentric bands, the waist and rim each with one concentric band.
D.S. Howard states in his "The Choice of the Private Trader. The Private Market in Chinese Export Porcelain illustrated from th ...click for details
Tea-caddy. Provenance: China. Dating: Late Kangxi period (1662-1722) early Yongzheng period (1723-1735), c.1720-1730. Tea-caddy of square form with canted corners and a glazed base. Four flat feet at the corners. A flat shoulder and a short upright neck. Mounted with a unmarked silver neck and cover. Chinese Imari, decorated in underglaze blue, iron-red and gold. Decorated with different flowering plants like; peony, aster, banana and cherry growing from pierced rockwork and a table with flower b ...click for details
Teapot. Provenance: China. Dating: Late Kangxi period (1662-1722) early Yongzheng period (1723-1735), c.1720-1730. Teapot of globular shape on a footring with a glazed base. Straight spout with a curved C-shaped handle. The inlaying flat cover with round knob. Chinese Imari, decorated in underglaze blue, iron-red and gold. On the body two panels filled with flowering plants growing from pierced rockwork. On each side of the panels a single flowering plant. On the spout and handle stylised clouds ...click for details
Dish. Provenance: China. Dating: Wanli period (1573-1620). Dish on a footring with a glazed base and a flattened rim, decorated in underglaze blue. According to M. Rinaldi in her book; Kraak porcelain. A moment in the history of trade, London 1989, p.96, this dish can be classified as a Border VII.3 dish. Borders in this group show a great variety in their decorative motifs. The most common bears the sunflower motif alternating with large and simply drawn symbols. Dishes with similar border were ...click for details