A chinese porcelain brush pot painted in famille rose enamels in the "rose medallion" style.
Dating from the 2nd half of the C19th., it stands 4 3/4inches (12.1 cms) high.
There is a miniscule area where the blue enamel has chipped (see photo 9). The adjoining area it has fled in the firing. There is gilt wear to the border of the rear cartouche and kiln grit to the interior base. It is in very good condition.
A chinese hexagonal porcelain bowl beautifully decorated in bright famile rose enamels with a horse and figures in a landscape. There is a 4 character Tongzhi mark to the base. The interior and base with turquoise enamel.
Dating from the Tongzhi period (1862-74), it measures 4 1/2inches (11.5 cm) max across.
It is in very good condition with only minor surface scratching to the interior.
A rare chinese porcelain caddy of square section decorated on each side, in famille rose enamels, with alternating panels of boys at play and flowers. All this on a brown & gilt ground with the base glazed white. It has a turned hardwood lid.
Dating from the Yongzheng period, it stands 5 3/8inches (13.7 cm) high without lid.
There is a firing fault inside the rim (original). There is wear to the brown ground colour and some very minor enamel wear.
A chinese porcelain 4-footed censer, the base and rim unglazed. It is decorated in famille rose enamels with birds in cartouches on a blue scrolling lotus ground. A kat-mau, a kamcheng and a teapot in this pattern can be seen in Ho Wing Meng's "Straits Chinese Porcelain" fig.23 p.58.
Dating from the 2nd half of the C19th., it measures 5 1/2inches (14 cm) across.
It is in very good condition. It would probably have had a lid.