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Over 1000 antique Ceramics Over 200 Years Old

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Chinese famille-rose hexagonal spoon tray, Qianlon
Chinese famille-rose hexagonal spoon tray, Qianlon Ref: G869
Chinese famille-rose hexagonal spoon tray, Qianlong (1736-1795), with ribbed sides, decorated with two European figures and landscape, with iron red spearhead border, length: 5 5/16in., 13.5cm; condition: minute frits to rim.

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Price: 580.00




Chinese famille-rose scalloped dish, Qianlong (173
Chinese famille-rose scalloped dish, Qianlong (173 Ref: H848
Chinese famille-rose scalloped dish, Qianlong (1736-1795), decorated in the centre with a naked European figure in gilt, seated on leaves enclosed by a flower garland, bordered by three dancing European men in breeches and three cockerels interspersed with flowers, diameter: 11 ¾ in., 30cm; condition: one minute frit to rim, very slight rubbing to enamels. For an illustrated example of a similar dish see 'Chinese Export Porcelain: Chine de Commande from the Royal Museum of Art and History in Brussels', (1989-90), p. 127, pl. 39. The shape of the dish is based on a European silver model. The existence of a similarly decorated plate in the Mottahdeh collection suggests that this dish may have been part of a number of dinner services decorated with dancers and musicians.

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Price: 4,500.00




Chinese blue and white export punch bowl, Qianlong
Chinese blue and white export punch bowl, Qianlong Ref: K706
Chinese blue and white export punch bowl, Qianlong (1736-95), decorated with three blue and gilt urns and covers beneath a border of twisted blue and gold ribbon, diameter: 26cm. 10 1/3in.; condition: restored hair crack and chip to rim.

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Price: 380.00




Chinese famille-rose bowl, Qianlong (1736-95), dec
Chinese famille-rose bowl, Qianlong (1736-95), dec Ref: Q257
Chinese famille-rose bowl, Qianlong (1736-95), decorated with panels framed by blue and white borders and containing scenes of mountainous river landscapes with a castle and group of European figures in the foreground interspersed with panels in puce with further mountainous landscapes divided by lei-wen, the centre with a floral spray, diameter: 11 1/4in. 28.5cm., condition: restored rim chips, 5 hairlines to rim and hairline to base consolidated

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Price: 950.00




Chinese famille-rose 'Sailors Farewell and Return'
Chinese famille-rose 'Sailors Farewell and Return' Ref: Q399
Chinese famille-rose 'Sailors Farewell and Return' punch bowl, Qianlong (1736-95), decorated with the sailor's farewell and return, with a merchantman flying the British flag, diameter: 10.1/2in., 26.7cm; condition: break across bowl neatly restored and chips and rivet holes filled. The union jack signifies that this bowl was probably made for the British market. For more information see David S. Howard, The Choice of the Private Trader, (London, 1994), pl. 232, p. 200.

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Price: 900.00




Chinese Meissen-style famille rose plate, Qianlong
Chinese Meissen-style famille rose plate, Qianlong Ref: V122
Chinese Meissen-style famille rose plate, Qianlong (1736-95), decorated with an idealized European harbour scene with a church and a small boat docking in the foreground, within an iron-red, pink and scrollwork shaped-cartouche, the rim with four sprays of flowers, diameter: 9 1/16in. 23cm., condition: star-crack to reverse.

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Price: 280.00




Chinese famille rose sauceboat, Qianlong (1736-95)
Chinese famille rose sauceboat, Qianlong (1736-95) Ref: V538
Chinese famille rose sauceboat, Qianlong (1736-95), decorated in the interior with Deutsche Blumen, the exterior with sprays of flowers , length: 7 1/16in. 18cm.

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Chinese famille rose salt for the European market,
Chinese famille rose salt for the European market, Ref: V539
Chinese famille rose salt for the European market, Qianlong (1737-95), of trencher form, decorated with four birds within a chain link border, diameter: 31/4in. 8.2cm; condition: frit to rim. The design on this salt is similar to ones used in Continental fience factories, particularly Hochst.

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Price: 400.00




Chinese grisaille Jesuit-ware teapot and cover, Qi
Chinese grisaille Jesuit-ware teapot and cover, Qi Ref: V621
Chinese grisaille Jesuit-ware teapot and cover, Qianlong (1736-95), decorated with a Dutch harbour scene, with two European figures in the foreground one wearing a frock coat and hat standing beside a brick tower, height: 4 7/8in. 12.5cm.

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Price: 3,200.00




Chinese grisaille cream jug and cover, Qianlong (1
Chinese grisaille cream jug and cover, Qianlong (1 Ref: V622
Chinese grisaille cream jug and cover, Qianlong (1736-95), decorated with two European figures in the foreground one wearing a frock coat and hat standing beside a brick tower, height:5 1/4in. 13.5cm.

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Price: 1,500.00




Chinese grisaille and gilt moulded quatrefoil tea
Chinese grisaille and gilt moulded quatrefoil tea Ref: V682
Chinese grisaille and gilt moulded quatrefoil tea caddy, Qianlong (1736-95), decorated on one side with a roundel containing a figurative scene of three Roman soldiers, the other side with a spray of flowers, the shoulders decorated with foliate swags, height: 3 ½ in., 9 cm; condition: restored chip to rim and to shoulder, hairline to base and some fritting

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Price: 280.00




Chinese grisaille and gilt salt, Qianlong (1736-95
Chinese grisaille and gilt salt, Qianlong (1736-95 Ref: V794A
Chinese grisaille and gilt salt, Qianlong (1736-95), decorated with six luohans beneath cloud scrolls and a dragon, the foot rim with four floral cartouches on a band of hatched-decoration, length: 3 1/4in., 8.2cm; condition: minor firing faults and frits to rim.

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Price: 650.00




Chinese grisaille tea caddy, Qianlong (1736-95), w
Chinese grisaille tea caddy, Qianlong (1736-95), w Ref: V911
Chinese grisaille tea caddy, Qianlong (1736-95), with applied scrollwork round the foot, depicting 'The Pilgrims of the Island of Cythera', decorated with two roundels containing a European couple beside a cherub, the man pouring the lady a drink from a bottle, in a woodland setting overlooking the sea, with boats in the distance, height: 5 1/4in., 13.4cm; condition: small frit to rim, chip to moulding on the foot rim, shallow chip to knop. For a teapot decorated en grisaille with a similar scene see 'Chinese Export Porcelain: Chine de Commande from the Royal Museum of Art and History in Brussels', (1989-90), p. 211, pl. 81.

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Price: 650.00




Chinese famille rose 'commode' bough-pot, Qianlong
Chinese famille rose 'commode' bough-pot, Qianlong Ref: X80
Chinese famille rose 'commode' bough-pot, Qianlong (1736-95), in the form of a mid-18th century bombe commode, the front decorated with two wide drawers and two short drawers, against a leiwen ground, the top with five holes with a portion of raised flower decoration and scrollwork, height: 4 15/16in., 12.5cm; width: 8 1/2in., 21.7cm condition: restored handle and six hair cracks neatly consolidated. Such bulb pots were filled with water, and the bulbs rested on the holes with their roots in the water for nourishment. The shape is modelled after European faience originals. A similar pot can be seen in the MET Museum Collection; accession no. 51.86.104. For an illustrated example see Howard & Ayers, 'China for the West', Vol. II, p. 572, pl. 594.

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Price: 2,400.00




Chinese famille-rose plate, Qianlong (1736-1795),
Chinese famille-rose plate, Qianlong (1736-1795), Ref: X468
Chinese famille-rose plate, Qianlong (1736-1795), circa 1750, finely decorated in rich famille-rose enamels; the centre with Don Quixote holding a lance and wearing a full blue armour and a puce cloak seated astride his horse, Rosinante and Sancho Panza holding the bridle and two women, watching from behind a tree to one side , the border with four grisaille vignettes with landscape alternating with birds among trees, each enclosed within a narrow gilt border. Diameter 9 in. ; 23 cm.; condition: neatly restored crack. For a similar plate see Howard (D.) and Ayers (J.): China for the West, 1978, volume one, p.346 plate 344

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Price: 5,800.00




Chinese famille rose tea caddy and cover, Qianlong
Chinese famille rose tea caddy and cover, Qianlong Ref: X769
Chinese famille rose tea caddy and cover, Qianlong (1736-95), decorated with partially clothed European ladies, with rockwork, mountains and a tree; height: 5 3/4in., 14.6cm; condition: small crackled area to lid

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Price: 500.00




Octagonal famille-rose beaker and saucer, early Qi
Octagonal famille-rose beaker and saucer, early Qi Ref: Y31
Octagonal famille-rose beaker and saucer, early Qianlong (1735-1790), the side panels decorated with jardinières containing flowers, the canted corners with chrysanthemums against a black ground, diameter of saucer: 5in., 12.7cm.; height of beaker: 2 3/4in., 7cm; condition: minor fritting; small firing fault. A saucer with the same pattern can be found in the Fitzwilliam Museum Collection, Cambridge, museum no. C.687-1991. A similar cup from the Samuel Putnam Avery Snr. (1822-1904) Collection was accessioned into the Metropolitan Museum of Art Collection in 1879.

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Price: 450.00




Octagonal famille-rose beaker and saucer, early Qi
Octagonal famille-rose beaker and saucer, early Qi Ref: Y32
Octagonal famille-rose beaker and saucer, early Qianlong (1735-1790), the side panels decorated with jardinières containing flowers, the canted corners with chrysanthemums against a black ground, diameter of saucer: 5in., 12.7cm., height of beaker: 2 3/4in., 7cm. A saucer with the same pattern can be found in the Fitzwilliam Museum Collection, Cambridge, museum no. C.687-1991. A similar cup from the Samuel Putnam Avery Snr. (1822-1904) Collection was accessioned into the Metropolitan Museum of Art Collection in 1879.

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Price: 450.00




Small Chinese porcelain English-decorated bowl, ea
Small Chinese porcelain English-decorated bowl, ea Ref: Y84
Small Chinese porcelain English-decorated bowl, early 18th century, originally decorated with underglaze-blue sprays of peony, later enamelled with flowers and a standing pheasant, diameter: 4 1/2 in., 11.4cm; Provenance: the Helen Espir Collection. An author on and collector of Chinese ceramics, Helen Espir was assistant Hon Secretary of the Oriental Ceramic Society 1984-1990 and was responsible for starting the Chinese Scholars’ Fund. A number of ceramics from her collection were given to the British Museum. For an illustrated example of a teabowl and saucer with the same design see Friedrick Reichel, 'Die Porzellansammlung Augusts des Starken', n. 139.

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Price: 220.00




Chinese blue and white European market plate, Kang
Chinese blue and white European market plate, Kang Ref: Y771
Chinese blue and white European market plate, Kangxi (1662-1722), decorated in the centre with a monogram above a laurel wreath and a love knot above, the border with a garland of fruiting passion flower, diameter: 10 11/16in., 27.1cm; condition: frits to rim. Whilst it is not known who commissioned this pattern, Jochem Kroes suggests that the plate may have been ordered by a married female due to the predominance of female imagery. For further information see Kroes, Jochem, 'Chinese Armorial Porcelain for the Dutch Market', p. 106, pl. 3.

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Price: 820.00




Chinese blue and white octagonal export plate, Qia
Chinese blue and white octagonal export plate, Qia Ref: Y859
Chinese blue and white octagonal export plate, Qianlong (1736-95) decorated in the centre with a stylized spray of lotus flower, bordered by lotus petals enclosing lotus flowers on a scroll-work ground, diameter: 9 9/16in., 24.2cm; condition: fritting to rim. This design was used in Chinese armorial porcelain, for an illustrated pair of plates with arms of Elias de Haze and Sara Sonmans see Howard & Ayers, China for the West, Vol. II, p. 444, pl. 450. Lotus-petal patterns became popular in Chinese export porcelain of the 1750s (perhaps due to Near Eastern influences) and there are numerous examples in famille rose and rouge-de-fer.

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Price: 450.00




Chinese 'Pronk' blue and white 'la dame au parasol
Chinese 'Pronk' blue and white 'la dame au parasol Ref: Y956
Chinese 'Pronk' blue and white 'la dame au parasol' plate, c. 1740, decorated in the centre with a lady standing by a waterbed with reed stems leaning forwards to feed waterbirds as her attendant shades her with a parasol, with honeycomb border, the reverse with insects, diameter: 8 3/4in., 22.6cm; condition: glaze fault to border. The pattern for this plate is based on a design by the Amsterdam artist Cornelis Pronk (1691-1754) who was commissioned by the V.O.C. (Dutch East India Company) to create patterns for porcelain. A cup and saucer with a similar design dated to 1736-38 similarly without the border cartouches is illustrated in C.J.A. Jorg, 'Pronk Porcelain' (1980), p. 65, pl. 18. A watercolour by Pronk produced in 1734-36 with a similar design can be found in the Rijksmuseum Collection; RP-T-1967-18. The first of Pronk's four designs 'the lady with a parasol' was also ordered in imari, famille rose and later from Japanese kilns. The pattern was quickly copied by the Chinese for private sale in Canton. For further details and to see an illustration of a similar blue and white plate with the addition of border panels see David S. Howard, 'The Choice of the Private Trader', p. 73, pl. 53. For an imari example of this pattern see William R. Sargent, Treasures of Chinese Export Ceramics from the Peabody Essex Museum, p. 277, pl. 143

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Price: 4,500.00




Chinese 'Pronk' blue and white 'la dame au parasol
Chinese 'Pronk' blue and white 'la dame au parasol Ref: Y957
Chinese 'Pronk' blue and white 'la dame au parasol' plate, c. 1740, decorated in the centre with a lady standing by a waterbed with reed stems leaning forwards to feed waterbirds as her attendant shades her with a parasol, with honeycomb border, diameter: 8 3/4in., 22.6cm; condition: firing fault to centre. The pattern for this plate is based on a design by the Amsterdam artist Cornelis Pronk (1691-1754) who was commissioned by the V.O.C. (Dutch East India Company) to create patterns for porcelain. A cup and saucer with a similar design dated to 1736-38 similarly without the border cartouches is illustrated in C.J.A. Jorg, 'Pronk Porcelain' (1980), p. 65, pl. 18. A watercolour by Pronk produced in 1734-36 with a similar design can be found in the Rijksmuseum Collection; RP-T-1967-18. The first of Pronk's four designs 'the lady with a parasol' was also ordered in imari, famille rose and later from Japanese kilns. The pattern was quickly copied by the Chinese for private sale in Canton. For further details and to see an illustration of a similar blue and white plate with the addition of border panels see David S. Howard, 'The Choice of the Private Trader', p. 73, pl. 53. For an imari example of this pattern see William R. Sargent, Treasures of Chinese Export Ceramics from the Peabody Essex Museum, p. 277, pl. 143

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Price: 4,500.00




Chinese grisaille 'European Subject' teabowl and s
Chinese grisaille 'European Subject' teabowl and s Ref: Y991
Chinese grisaille 'European Subject' teabowl and saucer, c. 1750, Qianlong (1736-95), with foliate rim, decorated in the centre with a courting lady and gallant in European dress seated beneath a tree, with a further amorous couple in a thicket in the background, the border with Dutch over-painted sprays of flowers and fruiting branches, diameter of saucer: 4 3/4in.,12cm; condition: minute frits to rim. The design fort his set is though to be based upon an engraving by Jean-Baptiste Pater, perhaps a preparatory work for 'L'Amour et le Badinage'.

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Price: 650.00




Chinese grisaille 'European Subject' teabowl and s
Chinese grisaille 'European Subject' teabowl and s Ref: Y992
Chinese grisaille 'European Subject' teabowl and saucer, c. 1750, Qianlong (1736-95), with foliate rim, decorated in the centre with a courting lady and gallant in European dress seated beneath a tree, with a further amorous couple in a thicket in the background, the border with Dutch over-painted sprays of flowers and fruiting branches, diameter of saucer: 4 3/4in.,12cm; condition: chip to rim of saucer, hairline to rim of teabowl, minute friting to edges. The design fort his set is though to be based upon an engraving by Jean-Baptiste Pater, perhaps a preparatory work for 'L'Amour et le Badinage'.

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Price: 380.00




Chinese grisaille 'European Subject' bowl, c. 1750
Chinese grisaille 'European Subject' bowl, c. 1750 Ref: Y993
Chinese grisaille 'European Subject' bowl, c. 1750, Qianlong (1736-95), with foliate rim, decorated in the centre with a courting lady and gallant in European dress seated beneath a tree, with a further amorous couple in a thicket in the background, the inner rim with Dutch over-painted sprays of flowers and fruiting branches, diameter of saucer: 5 7/8in., 15cm; condition: two hairlines with associated chips to rim, fritting to rim, star-crack to base. The design fort his set is though to be based upon an engraving by Jean-Baptiste Pater, perhaps a preparatory work for 'L'Amour et le Badinage'.

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Price: 260.00




Chinese famille rose Pronk 'Arbor' plate, Qianlong
Chinese famille rose Pronk 'Arbor' plate, Qianlong Ref: U488
Chinese famille rose Pronk 'Arbor' plate, Qianlong (1736-95), decorated in the centre with a topiary garden scene, the border with shaped-cartouches containing moths, butterflies, flowers and fruit against a geometric ground with shells, the reverse with iron-red and purple lambrequin border, diameter: 10.2in. (26cm); condition: usual slight wear to enamels. Cornelis Pronk (1691-1754) was commissioned by the VOC to produce designs for Chinese porcelain. Jorg has identified the arbor scene as the Pronk's fourth and last design (drawn in 1737) for the VOC. Due to the high cost of producing such designs in coloured enamels, Jorg estimates that only three large dinner services of this design may have been produced. For further information see: C.J.A. Jorg, 'Pronk porcelain: Porcelain after designs by Cornelis Pronk', pp. 36-37. For a plate with the same design see the MET Museum Collection, Accession number: 1984.224.

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Price: 4,500.00




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Over 1000 antique Ceramics Over 200 Years Old

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