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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.; condition: minor wear. 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.; condition: frit to rim, foot, chip to underside of rim. 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; condition: short sealed hairline. 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: fritting to rim.

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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: fritting to rim.

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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




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 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 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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Price: 320.00




Chinese Imari ribbed armorial salt, Yonzheng (1723
Chinese Imari ribbed armorial salt, Yonzheng (1723 Ref: U680
Chinese Imari ribbed armorial salt, Yonzheng (1723-1735), decorated with the arms of Brydges Duke of Chandos impaling Willoughby and Middleton (Argent on a cross sable a leopard’s face or, impaling Willoughby, Or fretty azure, and Middleton, Or, on two bars gules, three water bougets argent quarterly), with the motto ‘MAINTIEN LE DROIT’, the body decorated with gilded sprays of chrysanthemums and peonies, the ribbed rim and foot similarly decorated with scrolling sprays of flowers. Height: ; Condition: wear to gilding, heavy fritting
James Brydges was the eldest son of Sir James Brydges, 8th Baron Chandos; known as ‘Princely Chandos’, he was raised to the Earldom of Caenarvon in 1714, the same year as marrying his second wife, Cassandra, daughter of Francis Willoughby and sister of Thomas, 1st Lord Middleton, and finally the Dukedom of Chandos in 1729. This service was probably ordered at first in 1715; however, the gold flowers and scrollwork on some pieces is more appropriate to 1725-1730. For other items in this service with the arms of Brydges see; David Sanctuary Howard, 'Chinese Armorial Porcelain', Vol. I (1974), B7, pp. 114-5 and B5, p. 181.

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Price: 1,500.00




Chinese armorial famille rose plate, Qianlong (173
Chinese armorial famille rose plate, Qianlong (173 Ref: W54
Chinese armorial famille rose plate, Qianlong (1736-95) circa 1750, decorated to the centre with the arms of Amyas of Norfork (Argent, a boar’s head couped sable, armed or, between three crosses crosslet of the second), within a chain border to the cavetto, the rim with three floral sprays surmounted by a stag head; diameter: 9 in. (22.9cm.), condition: shallow chip to rim. The arms of Amyas were granted in 1576 to Thomas Amyas of Norfolk. A plate from this same service is illustrated in Howard, ‘Chinese Armorial Porcelain’, Vol. I, p.532 pl. Q1

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Chinese blue and white armorial platter, Qianlong
Chinese blue and white armorial platter, Qianlong Ref: MW193
Chinese blue and white armorial platter, Qianlong (1736-95) circa 1770, decorated with the quarterly arms of Laroche with Yeomans in pretence, R3, p.5877Chinese armorial platter Qianlong, well painted with a quail on a rocky promontory and surrounded by flowers, overlooking a lake, the scroll border incorporating alternatively scrolls,jui heads, butterflies and flower heads, see David Sanctuary Howard, 'Chinese Armorial Porcelain', Vol. I (1974), R p587
The second of two services made for James Laroche, who married Elizabeth, daughter and heir of William Yeomans of Antigua, in 1764.
See also: Howard, D.S., Chinese Armorial Porcelain, Volume I, p. 58


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Price: 1,250.00




Over 1000 antique Ceramics Over 200 Years Old

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