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Over 1000 antique Ceramics Over 200 Years Old

Pair of Chinese armorial salts, c. 1740, Qianlong
Pair of Chinese armorial salts, c. 1740, Qianlong Ref: L665
Pair of Chinese armorial salts, c. 1740, Qianlong (1736-95), of canted rectangular trencher form, the central well decorated with the crest of Bannerman, with the motto ' PRO.PATRIA' with the figure of a warrior wearing wide pantaloons and holding a sword in his right hand and wearing a plumed hat, the sides painted with sprigs of flowers and the spreading plinth with gilt and rouge de fer barbed frieze, width: 3 1/8in. ,7.9 cm. This is one of two Chinese services of the same date made for Alexander Bannerman of Aberdeen (1715-1782). The Bannerman service will be published by Mrs. Howard in Chinese Armorial Porcelain, vol. III.

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Price: 2,000.00




Chinese armorial famille-rose sauceboat, Qianlong
Chinese armorial famille-rose sauceboat, Qianlong Ref: R627
Chinese armorial famille-rose sauceboat, Qianlong (1736-1795), decorated with the arms of Griffith (quartered arms), with two vignettes of ships in a coastal landscape, the inner rim with spearhead border, length: 8 1/2 in. condition: neatly restored handle and 2 small rim chips. For a plate with the arms of Griffith see; David Sanctuary Howard, 'Chinese Armorial Porcelain', Vol. I (1974), J5, p.327

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Price: 1,150.00




Chinese armorial plate, Yongzheng c. 1730, decorat
Chinese armorial plate, Yongzheng c. 1730, decorat Ref: V588
Chinese armorial plate, Yongzheng c. 1730, decorated with a central roundel containing spray of flowers, the border decorated with the crest of Davies (a lion's gamb erased holding a mullet of five points), diameter: 8 7/8in. 22.5cm; condition: 2 small chips to rim and a shallow frit to underside of rim. See David Sanctuary Howard, 'Chinese Armorial Porcelain', Vol. II, p. 149, D9.

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Price: 900.00




Chinese famille rose armorial salt, Qianlong (1736
Chinese famille rose armorial salt, Qianlong (1736 Ref: V794
Chinese famille rose armorial salt, Qianlong (1736-95), decorated with the arms of Bennet (gules a bezant between three demi lions argent, with the crest a demi lion argent holding in its paws a bezant), within a chain border, diameter 3 1/4 in. The bezant in the lion's paws indicate that this salt was probably made for the Bennet family of Finsbury in London, a merchant family of the later 18th century. For a plate with the arms of Bennet, see Howard, 'Chinese Armorial Porcelain', Vol. I, p. 613, pl. S2.

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Price: 850.00




Chinese famille rose armorial bowl, Qianlong (1736
Chinese famille rose armorial bowl, Qianlong (1736 Ref: X767
Chinese famille rose armorial bowl, Qianlong (1736-95), decorated with the arms of Beauchamp (lion rampant sable crowned gules, a label for indifference; crest intended for a tiger passant), the interior rim with a spearhead border, diameter: 4 5/16in., 11cm, for an illustrated example see David Sanctuary Howard 'Chinese Armorial Porcelain', Vol. I (1974), p.495, P21. The arms probably belonged to the eldest son of the Beauchamp family of Fifield, Essex.

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Price: 550.00




Pair of Chinese famille rose armorial plates, Qian
Pair of Chinese famille rose armorial plates, Qian Ref: Y376
Pair of Chinese famille rose armorial plates, Qianlong (1736-95), decorated with the arms of ? (crest marquis' coronet), the border with garlands of flowers, with gilded decoration around the rim, diameter: 9 1/4in., 23.5cm; condition:

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Price: 450.00




Pair of Chinese famille rose armorial plates, Qian
Pair of Chinese famille rose armorial plates, Qian Ref: Y377
Pair of Chinese famille rose armorial plates, Qianlong (1736-95), decorated with the arms of ? (crest marquis' coronet), the border with garlands of flowers, with gilded decoration around the rim, diameter: 9 1/4in., 23.5cm; condition:

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Price: 450.00




Chinese famille verte armorial saucer dish, c. 171
Chinese famille verte armorial saucer dish, c. 171 Ref: Y573
Chinese famille verte armorial saucer dish, c. 1717, Kangxi (1662-1722), decorated in the centre with the arms of Fenwick (per fess gules and argent six martlets counterchanged a mullet for difference) within a band of stylized flames and floral cartouches, the cavetto with the crest (a phoenix in flames proper) and a garland of stylized foliage, diameter: 8 1/2in., 21.6cm. Fenwick of Northumberland were a merchant family from Newcastle-upon-Tyne with their family seat in Brenkley and Morpeth. The service was probably made for Mr. Fenwick, Chief Supercargo on the East Indiaman 'Marlborough' at Canton 1716. For further details and to see an illustrated example of another plate from this service see Howard, David S., Chinese Armorial Porcelain Vol I, p. 188, pl. C3.

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Price: 2,800.00




Chinese famille rose octagonal armorial plate, Qia
Chinese famille rose octagonal armorial plate, Qia Ref: Y772
Chinese famille rose octagonal armorial plate, Qianlong (1736-95), decorated in the centre with a spray of flowers, above with the arms of Grant of Darlway, Scotland, gules a boar's head couped between three Eastern crowns, within a bordure all or, crest a hand couped at the wrist holding a branch of laurel fructed proper, with the motto 'Radicem firmant frondes', all within a double-spearhead border separated by small sprays of flowers, diameter: 8 1/2in., 21.7cm; condition: shallow frit to rim. This service was made for Charles Grant of Darlway and Waternish, Inverness-shire, (c. 1746-1823). He was director of the East India Company (1797-1823) and Chairman in 1805, 1809 and 1815, and director of the South Sea Company. For an illustrated example of a salt from this same service see Howard, David S., 'Chinese Armorial Porcelain', Vol. II (London, 1974), p. 523, pl. P24.

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Price: 680.00




Small Chinese octagonal armorial soup plate, c. 17
Small Chinese octagonal armorial soup plate, c. 17 Ref: U39
Small Chinese octagonal armorial soup plate, c. 1770, Qianlong (1736-95), decorated in the centre with the arms of Crawfurd of Baidland with the coat of Payne of East Grinstead, Sussex, in pretence (gules a fess ermine between three mullets argent (here or) two crescents interlaced of the field; the crest a falcon hooded and belled proper, with the coat of Payne, party per fess sable argent two lions passant counterchanged), enclosed by a flower festoon, the rim with a garland of flowers, diameter:6 3/16in., 15.7cm. This service was made for Gibbs Crawfurd (b.1732) MP for Queenborough and Clerk to the Ordnance. In 1760 Crawfurd married Annan Payne. A platter from this service is illustrated in David Sanctuary Howard, 'Chinese Armorial Porcelain' Vol. I, p. 627, pl. S6.

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Price: 350.00




Small Chinese octagonal armorial soup plate, c. 17
Small Chinese octagonal armorial soup plate, c. 17 Ref: U40
Small Chinese octagonal armorial soup plate, c. 1770, Qianlong (1736-95), decorated in the centre with the arms of Crawfurd of Baidland with the coat of Payne of East Grinstead, Sussex, in pretence (gules a fess ermine between three mullets argent (here or) two crescents interlaced of the field; the crest a falcon hooded and belled proper, with the coat of Payne, party per fess sable argent two lions passant counterchanged), enclosed by a flower festoon, the rim with a garland of flowers, diameter: 6 1/4in., 15.9cm; condition: minute frits to rim. This service was made for Gibbs Crawfurd (b.1732) MP for Queenborough and Clerk to the Ordnance. In 1760 Crawfurd married Annan Payne. A platter from this service is illustrated in David Sanctuary Howard, 'Chinese Armorial Porcelain' Vol. I, p. 627, pl. S6.

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Price: 350.00




Pair of Chinese octagonal armorial soup plates, c.
Pair of Chinese octagonal armorial soup plates, c. Ref: U42
Pair of Chinese octagonal armorial soup plates, c. 1770, Qianlong (1736-95), decorated in the centre with the arms of Crawfurd of Baidland with the coat of Payne of East Grinstead, Sussex, in pretence (gules a fess ermine between three mullets argent (here or) two crescents interlaced of the field; the crest a falcon hooded and belled proper, with the coat of Payne, party per fess sable argent two lions passant counterchanged), enclosed by a flower festoon, the rim with a garland of flowers, diameter:8 7/8in., 22.5cm; condition: good. This service was made for Gibbs Crawfurd (b.1732) MP for Queenborough and Clerk to the Ordnance. In 1760 Crawfurd married Annan Payne. A platter from this service is illustrated in David Sanctuary Howard, 'Chinese Armorial Porcelain' Vol. I, p. 627, pl. S6.

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Price: 1,750.00




Pair of Chinese famille rose 'Danish market' armor
Pair of Chinese famille rose 'Danish market' armor Ref: U74
Pair of Chinese famille rose 'Danish market' armorial plates, Qianlong (1736-95), decorated with a central roundel containing an armorial achievement surmounted by a crown, beside which stand the figure of Minerva looking on as putti play with garlands of flowers, the cavetto with a husk chain in green and gilt, the rim with a moulded and reeded edge, diameter: 9 1/16in., 23cm; condition: shallow frits to rim, slight wear to gilding. This service is thought to have been made for the King's Club in Copenhagen (Kongens Klub) which was founded in 1775. According to Howard and Ayers 'the arms of this service incorporate the lions of Denmark, the lion of Norway and the crowns of Sweden'. A dish from this service in the Mottahedeh Collection is illustrated in Howard & Ayers, 'Chine for the West', Vol. II (London, 1978), p. 449, pl. 456.

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Price: 950.00




Chinese famille rose armorial platter, c. 1745, Qi
Chinese famille rose armorial platter, c. 1745, Qi Ref: U109
Chinese famille rose armorial platter, c. 1745, Qianlong (1736-95), decorated in the centre with a shaped cartouche containing a European landscape with figure, house and river, the border with the arms of Cooke of London (paly of six gules and sable three eagles displayed argent, one and two) quartering Warren (Chequy or and azure on a cantongules a lion rampant argent), with in pretence Twysden (Gyronny of four argent and gules a saltire between four crosses crosslet all counterchanged), the crest of Cooke (a demi eagle per pale gules and sable with wings displayed and ducally crowned or) and two panels decorated with ships on the Pearl River, diameter: 17 5/8in., 44.7cm; condition: piece out of rim re-stuck. According to David Sanctuary Howard this service belonged to Sir George Cooke, who was Chief Protonotary of the Commons Pleas and married Catherine (co-heir of Sir Thomas Twysden, 4th Baronet if East Peckham in Kent). A plate from this service is illustrated in Howard, 'Chinese Armorial Porcelain', Vol. I, p. 325, pl. J5, and a spoon tray from the corresponding tea service is illustrated in Howard, 'Chinese Armorial Porcelain', Vol. II., p. 323, pl. P17.

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Price: 650.00




Chinese famille rose armorial plate, c. 1748, Qian
Chinese famille rose armorial plate, c. 1748, Qian Ref: U111
Chinese famille rose armorial plate, c. 1748, Qianlong (1736-95), with a central cartouche containing a European landscape, the border with two flower sprays and the arms of Steuart of Coltness (Or a blend gules surmounted by a fess chequy azure and argent and within a bordure of the third and fourth) and the crest (thistle and a sprig of rose tree crossing each other in saltire proper), with the motto 'Juvant aspera probum', diameter: 8 15/16in., 22.8cm; condition: two hairlines to rim, one with rivets. According to David Sanctuary Howard this service was probably commissioned by Professor John Steuart of Edinburgh, a descendant of James Steuart (b. 1608) a successful merchant and banker, and MP for the city of Edinburgh and Lord Provost in 1649 and 1659 and was later dismissed and imprisoned. A plate from this service is illustrated in Howard, 'Chinese Armorial Porcelain', Vol. II, p. 214, pl. K2.

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Price: 320.00




Chinese octagonal famille rose armorial soup plate
Chinese octagonal famille rose armorial soup plate Ref: U379
Chinese octagonal famille rose armorial soup plate, c. 1770, decorated in the centre with the arms of Preston of Valleyfield House, Perth, with the badge of a baronet of Nova Scotia in the centre (argent three unicorns' heads erased sable; crest, Out of a ducal coronet a unicorn's head proper; supporters, Two lions gardant or; motto 'Praesto et praestem'), the cavetto with a band of chain decoration, with garlands of flowers fastened with ribbons to the border, diameter: 8 5/8in., 22cm; condition: small chip and frits to rim. The arms of Preston were granted in 1637 and this service was probably commissioned by Robert Preston, Captain of the Asia in 1768 and the managing owner of thirty East Indiamen in Canton between 1784 and 1802. A plate from this same service is illustrated in Howard, 'Chinese Armorial Porcelain', Vol. I, p. 615, pl. S2.

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Price: 780.00




Chinese famille rose armorial sauceboat, c. 1775,
Chinese famille rose armorial sauceboat, c. 1775, Ref: U380
Chinese famille rose armorial sauceboat, c. 1775, decorated with the arms of Grant of Darlway in Scotland (Gules a boar's head couped between three Eastern crowns, within a bordure all or; crest, A hand couped at the wrist holding a branch of laurel fructed proper; the motto of Grant of Darlyway being 'Radicem firmant frondles' with flower sprays, the inner rim with a band of spearhead decoration, length: 7 3/4in., 19.7cm; condition: minute restored frits to rim. Provenance: with Davidson Collection label to base. This service was made for Charles Grant of Darlway and Waternish, Inverness-shire, (c. 1746-1823). He was director of the East India Company (1797-1823) and Chairman in 1805, 1809 and 1815, and director of the South Sea Company. For an illustrated example of a salt from this same service see Howard, David S., 'Chinese Armorial Porcelain', Vol. II (London, 1974), p. 523, pl. P24.

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Price: 580.00




Chinese Armorial famille rose tea caddy, c. 1770,
Chinese Armorial famille rose tea caddy, c. 1770, Ref: U424
Chinese Armorial famille rose tea caddy, c. 1770, Qianlong (1736-95), decorated with the arms of Towndrow, 'per pale gules and argent a cross patonce ermine between four lozenges counterchanged, crest: a griffin's head gules', with band of spearhead to shoulder and moulded foliage to foot, height: 4 1/8in. (10.5cm); condition: lacks cover, minor surface wear, flakes to scrollwork of foot. Provenance: PB Cooke Collection. For a similarly decorated caddy see David Sanctuary Howard 'Chinese Armorial Porcelain', Vol. I , p.477, pl. P18.

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Price: 650.00




Chinese Armorial famille rose spoon tray, decorate
Chinese Armorial famille rose spoon tray, decorate Ref: U425
Chinese Armorial famille rose spoon tray, decorated with the arms of Hill, baronet of Kanwkestone in Shropshire, 'ermine on a fess sable (here gules) a castle triple towered argent; crest' impaling Dale, 'argent two lions passant azure' within a festoon border, width 4 3/4in. 12cm. For a similar spoon tray see David Sanctuary Howard 'Chinese Armorial Porcelain, vol. I , p.642. pl. S11, Provenance: Hansell Collection (P.B. Cooke Collection)

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Over 1000 antique Ceramics Over 200 Years Old

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