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Pair of Chinese famille-verte hexagonal salts, Kan
Pair of Chinese famille-verte hexagonal salts, Kan Ref: Q866
Pair of Chinese famille-verte hexagonal salts, Kangxi (1662-1722), of waisted form, decorated with scholars objects and floral sprays; diameter: 9.5 cm.; height:5.5 cm. condition: one with chip to footrim and shallow frits, the other with two chips to footrim, one chip to underside of the upper rim and shallow frits

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Chinese famille verte gu beaker vase, Kangxi (1662
Chinese famille verte gu beaker vase, Kangxi (1662 Ref: X465
Chinese famille verte gu beaker vase, Kangxi (1662-1722), decorated with shaped panels containing fabulous animals and chrysanthemums, peonies and other plants issuing from rockwork, with insects and prunus on cell and diaper ground, height: 18 1/4in. 46.4cm. condition: restoration to the rim and to the base

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Price: 8,500.00




Chinese famille verte dish, early Kangxi (1662-172
Chinese famille verte dish, early Kangxi (1662-172 Ref: X652
Chinese famille verte dish, early Kangxi (1662-1722), decorated with a peony and chrysanthemum issuing from rockwork, the rim with four shaped-cartouches containing peony and chrysanthemum on a diaper ground, with underglaze blue border of fruiting vines below rim, the base with lotus spray mark and channel footring, diameter: 15 in. 38.2 cm.; condition: chip and associated short hairline to rim, minute chips and fritting to the rim, and three small chips to the foot-rim. The combination of the underglaze blue border and famille verte decoration is rare. For more details and to see an illustrated example of this dish see 'Seventeenth Century Chinese Porcelain from the Butler Family Collection (1990), p. 134, pl. 84.

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Price: 2,500.00




Chinese famille verte dish, early Kangxi (1662-172
Chinese famille verte dish, early Kangxi (1662-172 Ref: X653
Chinese famille verte dish, early Kangxi (1662-1722), decorated with a peony and chrysanthemum issuing from a rock , the rim with peaches and pomegranates on a liewen background, with underglaze blue rim border decorated with grapes and vine leaves, diameter: 15 in. 38.2 cm., condition: neatly restored hair crack and chip and shallow frits

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Price: 3,500.00




Fine large Chinese famille verte baluster vase, Ka
Fine large Chinese famille verte baluster vase, Ka Ref: X703
Fine large Chinese famille verte baluster vase, Kangxi (1662-1722), decorated in bright famille verte enamels, the body with four large panels containing baskets of flowers, against a liewen background containing dragons, all above a large band divided into alternatively decorated with mythical beasts and birds and branches, the rim band with stylised chrysanthemum and peonies flower heads, height: 18in. 45.7cm. condition: this jar has been in pieces but has been restored to a very high standard.

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Chinese famille verte charger, Kangxi (1662-1722),
Chinese famille verte charger, Kangxi (1662-1722), Ref: X771
Chinese famille verte charger, Kangxi (1662-1722), finely decorated with basket of flowers, the rim with half heads of chrysanthemums against a jade green ground, diameter: approx. 15in., 38.2cm; condition: hair crack and chips neatly restored. A similar charger can be found in the National Trust (Chastleton House, Oxfordshire) Collection, NT 1429747.

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Price: 3,500.00




Rare Chinese helmet-shaped famille verte ewer, Kan
Rare Chinese helmet-shaped famille verte ewer, Kan Ref: Y148
Rare Chinese helmet-shaped famille verte ewer, Kangxi (1662-1722), decorated with bands containing branches of flowers, sprays of flowers and lotus petals, with a face under the spout wearing a headdress which according to Howard resembles an American Indian type, the shape based on European metal or faience ewers, height: 7 1/2in. 19cm, condition: fritting to rim and handles. For a similar ewer at the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, see Jorg 'Famille Verte: Chinese Porcelain in Green Enamels' (2011) p. 150, i. 146., David Howard & John Ayers, 'China for the West', p. 117, illustration 91.

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Price: 5,200.00




Chinese famille verte dish, Kangxi (1662-1722), de
Chinese famille verte dish, Kangxi (1662-1722), de Ref: Y688
Chinese famille verte dish, Kangxi (1662-1722), decorated with a phoenix and two cockerels in a fenced garden with branches of peony issuing from rockwork and a jardinière containing prunus, bamboo and pine, with a phoenix and butterflies in flight above, bordered by four cartouches enclosing butterfly against a prunus blossom and foliage on a green-stippled ground, diameter: 12 1/8in., 30.8cm; condition: slight wear to enamels

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Price: 5,000.00




Six Chinese famille verte teabowls and saucers, Yo
Six Chinese famille verte teabowls and saucers, Yo Ref: Y720
Six Chinese famille verte teabowls and saucers, Yongzheng (1723-35), each moulded in the shape of a flower, decorated with chrysanthemum and scrolling leafy tendrils, diameter of saucer: 4 1/4in., 11cm, diameter of teabowl: 2 5/8in., 7cm; condition: one teabowl with a hairline, one teabowl with a small chip, one saucer with a chip and associated hairline, a couple of minute frits to teabowls and saucers. Provenance: Joseph M. Morpurgo, Amsterdam, 22nd October 1991.

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Price: 4,000.00




Chinese famille verte dish, Kangxi (1662-1722), de
Chinese famille verte dish, Kangxi (1662-1722), de Ref: Y896
Chinese famille verte dish, Kangxi (1662-1722), decorated in the centre with a figure carrying a stick walking in a landscape with a bird flying overhead, bordered by decorative bands, flower heads and scrolling foliage, the rim with twelve lotus-petal shaped panels containing branches of flowering peony, separated by stylized underglaze-blue panels, diameter: 18 9/16in., 47.1cm; condition: broken and re-stuck. The figure may represent Hui-Ming from the 'Romance of the Western Chamber', the monk carrying a stick was entrusted with a letter written by Zhang, asking General Du Que for help against the attack of rebellious troops.

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Price: 6,000.00




Large Chinese famille verte dish, Kangxi (1662-172
Large Chinese famille verte dish, Kangxi (1662-172 Ref: Y905
Large Chinese famille verte dish, Kangxi (1662-1722), decorated in the centre with a Buddhist lion with a brocade ball under his right paw, surrounded by lotus sprays, butterflies and birds in flight, the border with four floral cartouches against a diaper ground, diameter: 13 13/16in., 35cm; condition: chips to rim. For a similar example see the National Trust Collection (Melford Hall, Suffolk) NT 926296.

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Price: 6,500.00




Chinese famille verte dish, Kangxi (1662-1722), de
Chinese famille verte dish, Kangxi (1662-1722), de Ref: Y976
Chinese famille verte dish, Kangxi (1662-1722), decorated with a basket of flowers including peonies, chrysanthemums, hydrangeas and cherry blossom, the rim with four cartouches containing butterflies and lotus blossoms against a diaper background with flower heads, diameter: 13 11/16in., 35.3cm; condition: 3in. hairline to rim, fritting to edges.

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Price: 2,000.00




Chinese famille verte barber's bowl, Kangxi (1662-
Chinese famille verte barber's bowl, Kangxi (1662- Ref: U38
Chinese famille verte barber's bowl, Kangxi (1662-1722), decorated in the centre with two birds and flowers, a terraced garden, grape vines and bamboo, the rim with cartouches enclosing landscapes, birds and flowers against a green stippled-ground with flower garlands, diameter: 13 13/16in., 35.1cm; condition: chip to rim, 3 minute hairlines to rim.

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Price: 3,700.00




Chinese famille verte dish, Kangxi (1662-1722), de
Chinese famille verte dish, Kangxi (1662-1722), de Ref: U91
Chinese famille verte dish, Kangxi (1662-1722), decorated in the centre with three courtiers on a fenced terrace with landscape panels and tables with jardinières of flowers and bonsai, with a rockwork garden in the background, the rim with six panels enclosing, fish, crabs, shellfish and ducks against a ground of flowering prunus branches, diameter: 13 7/8in., 35.3cm; condition: two hairlines and frits to rim.

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Price: 8,500.00




Large Chinese famille verte dish, Kangxi (1662-172
Large Chinese famille verte dish, Kangxi (1662-172 Ref: U344
Large Chinese famille verte dish, Kangxi (1662-1722), the centre decorated with a mythical beast amongst rockwork and a plantain, surrounded by four panels of various beasts including a deer, leopard, lion, the border rim with a li wen background containing cartouches of various flowers, the reverse decorated in the centre with an artemisia leaf within a double circle in underglaze blue, diameter: 15 1/16in., 38.2cm; condition: fritting to rim.

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Price: 5,800.00




Chinese famille verte cockerel circular tureen and
Chinese famille verte cockerel circular tureen and Ref: U638
Chinese famille verte cockerel circular tureen and cover, Kangxi (1662-1722), the exterior of the bowl with large clusters of iron-red and gilt leafy peony with seed heads, hibiscus and prunus, the foot with a narrow band of lappets, the rim with two opposing pairs of cartouches containing prawns or fish with waterweeds against a floral and hatch ground, the shallow domed cover similarly decorated with a cockerel finial surrounded by a double band of ruyi, the interior decorated with a bird in flight above a spray of peony, the cavetto with floral sprays beneath a band of ruyi; diameter: 9 ¼ in. (23.5 cm.), height: 8 ½ in. (21.8 cm.); condition: glaze fault to interior, wear to enamels, frits to rim of cover, chips to finial

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Price: 5,000.00




Chinese famille verte oval fluted basin, Kangxi (1
Chinese famille verte oval fluted basin, Kangxi (1 Ref: U645
Chinese famille verte oval fluted basin, Kangxi (1662-1722), with gilded details, the centre decorated with a pair of birds perched on flowering branches, the fluted cavetto containing a variety of flowers including peonies, chrysanthemums and cherry blossom, the rim with sprays of flower against a green seeded ground, the reverse decorated with sprays of flowers inclding peony and a stylised red swirling pattern to the rim; diameter: 11 3/8 in. (28.8 cm.), height: 10 1/8 in. (25.5 cm.); condition, fritting to rim, some wear to enamels, the footrim pierced for hanging

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Price: 2,800.00




 Chinese famille-verte ovoid jar and cover, Kangxi
Chinese famille-verte ovoid jar and cover, Kangxi Ref: U668
Chinese famille-verte ovoid jar and cover, Kangxi (1662-1722), the body painted with four opposing panels of flowers issuing from rockwork with birds, insects and butterflies, and groups of antique objects, including a ruyi sceptre, a jardinière on a stand containing peacock feathers, a sword, a branch of coral, and ribboned precious objects, against a cellular ground of diaper and flowerheads interspersed by florets, the neck with a diaper band and shaped cartouches enclosing beribboned objects, the foot with a band of green scrolls, the domed cover decorated with a large central scene of flowers and smaller cartouches of precious objects against a cellular ground; Height: 14 ½ in. (37.1 cm); Condition: the cover broken in three pieces and restored to a high standard, small frit to lower body. The beribboned objects on the neck and cover together comprise the Eight Treasures, or babao, which are auspicious symbols of good fortune, containing a pair of horns, an Artemisia leaf, a pearl, cash, an open lozenge, a solid lozenge, a musical stone and a pair of books.

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Price: 6,500.00




Large Chinese famille-verte dish, Kangxi (1662-172
Large Chinese famille-verte dish, Kangxi (1662-172 Ref: U671
Large Chinese famille-verte dish, Kangxi (1662-1722), decorated in the centre with a figurative scene of the Daoist dignitaries Shoulao, Fuxing and Luxing, the Three Star Gods, pictured with a boy attendant, a deer and a crane, in a rocky landscape scene beneath swirling clouds and pine trees, the rim decorated with a cellular border pattern of individual diapers and florettes against a red spotted ground interspersed by beribboned auspicious objects in shaped cartouches. Diameter: 14 7/8 in. (38 cm.); Condition: fritting to rim. The Three Star Gods are personified symbols of Good Fortune, Prosperity and Longevity.

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Price: 5,800.00




Chinese famille-verte moulded wine pot and cover,
Chinese famille-verte moulded wine pot and cover, Ref: U690
Chinese famille-verte moulded wine pot and cover, Kangxi (1662-1722), the moulded body decorated with eight panels of flowers, containing peony, prunus and chrysanthemum with gilding, with birds and butterflies, with the upright handle in the form of bamboo, the cover divided into seven compartments with peony and prunus blossom and leaves, the curved spout with sprays of flowers with gilded rim, height: 6 7/8in. (17.5cm.) Condition: neatly restored . For a similar teapot and cover see the V&A Collection, Musuem No. C.430&A-1926.

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Price: 2,800.00




Chinese famille-verte multi-faceted vase Kangxi (1
Chinese famille-verte multi-faceted vase Kangxi (1 Ref: U691
Chinese famille-verte multi-faceted vase Kangxi (1662-1722), of slender elongated baluster form, the neck with scholars objects above a hatched band containing cartouches of qilin and the body enclosing panels containing flowers with birds, a figure in a landscape, or qilin, interspersed by single florets, with a hatched band to the spreading foot, the cover of moulded form decorated with precious objects and stylised half-flowerheads and scrollwork against a red seeded ground; height: 22 in. (55.7 cm.), height without cover: 18 in. (45.8 cm.); condition: chip to cover, starcrack to cover, hairline to rim

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Price: 6,800.00




Pair of Chinese famille verte wall vases, Kangxi (
Pair of Chinese famille verte wall vases, Kangxi ( Ref: U695
Pair of Chinese famille verte wall vases, Kangxi (1662-1722), each of pear-shape with a flared rim and flattened back, depicting ladies in conversation in a courtyard setting with castellated walls and domed roofs, and figures in the foreground standing by a crane within cellular border patterns to the rim and foot, height: 11 3/8in. (29 cm.); condition: one with two hairlines to the reverse, flake to the reverse, firing cracks, fritting to rim, the other with flake to the rim, minor firing faults

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Price: 7,500.00




Large Chinese powder blue baluster vase and cover,
Large Chinese powder blue baluster vase and cover, Ref: U700
Large Chinese powder blue baluster vase and cover, Kangxi (1662-1722), the body decorated with three large shaped panels enclosing a phoenix flying above flowers issuing from rockwork and a duck in a pond, with smaller panels variously enclosing flowers issuing from rockwork, butterflies, birds, a figure in a boat, surrounded by gilded lotus scroll, fish and crustacean, and a band of ruyi to the shoulder on a powder blue ground, the cover similarly decorated, height (including lid): 18 1/2in. (47 cm.), condition: areas of regilding, fritting to the foot, tiny flake to underside of cover, three chips to internal rim of cover. for a similar example see the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Accession Number: 1955-50-257a,b. The Western term "powder blue" was coined in reference to the technique used to create these pieces; the glaze was applied as a powder blown through a bamboo tube onto the body while the small panels which were to be later decorated were covered during this process.

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Price: 8,800.00




Chinese famille-verte ginger jar and cover, Kangxi
Chinese famille-verte ginger jar and cover, Kangxi Ref: U718
Chinese famille-verte ginger jar and cover, Kangxi (1662-1722), of oviform body decorated with birds and insects amidst flowering peonies, magnolia and wild crab apple trees issuing from rockwork, with a cellular band to the neck, the cover similarly decorated with flowering peonies, magnolia and insects; height: 9 5 /8in. (24.5cm.), condition: cover neatly restored, tiny chip to inner rim.

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Price: 4,500.00




Chinese seated biscuit figure of a court official
Chinese seated biscuit figure of a court official Ref: U719
Chinese seated biscuit figure of a court official, Kangxi (1662-1722), with a tall green hat, holding a black tablet of rank, seated on a high back chair, the back of the chair has an aperture for the insertion of prayers, his robe decorated overall with a brilliant green glaze embellished with chrysanthemum flower heads in yellow and aubergine, the reverse with a sketched landscape; Height: 9in. (22.8cm.), Condition: small chip to headdress and restoration to facial hair. Previously, purchased from Ralph Chait Gallery in 1988; also with an old inventory number ‘548581’ etched in black ink to the rim of the base.

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Price: 5,200.00




Chinese famille verte wall urn and cover, Kangxi (
Chinese famille verte wall urn and cover, Kangxi ( Ref: U725
Chinese famille verte wall urn and cover, Kangxi (1662-1722), of pear-shape with a moulded lion-mask spout, decorated with ladies in conversation, with a boy attendant, on a terrace in front of pavilions, being watched on the far side of the courtyard by a man on a balcony, below a ruyi-cloud collar to the shoulder and a wide trellis-pattern band to the rim enclosing florets, the the tripal ogee cover with bands of stylised flaming-leaf panels, cracked ice and floral sprays in four registers, height: 22 in. (56 cm.), condition: hairline to rim of urn, the reverse with 2 added suspension holes, the tripal ogee cover with fritting and minor enamel loss. A similarly decorated example is in the collection of the National Trust (Mompesson House, Wiltshire) Collection, see NT 723472; see also the Fitzwilliam Museum, Object Number: OC.37 & A-1938 from the Leonard Cunliffe Collection. Wall fountains of this kind were clearly based upon a European prototype; although cisterns with this distinctive tiered cover do not appear to have been made with matching basins. Possibly as they did not therefore fulfil their function as European style wall fountains and basins, it appears that the more recognizable style of fountain, with a back-plate and a simpler domed flat-backed cover in better proportion to the body and a matching basin, are of a slightly later date and this example of an earlier one.

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Price: 7,500.00




Chinese famille verte dish, Kangxi (1662-1722), de
Chinese famille verte dish, Kangxi (1662-1722), de Ref: U726
Chinese famille verte dish, Kangxi (1662-1722), decorated in the centre with the Three Star Gods, Shoulao, Fuxing and Luxing, amidst pine trees accompanied by two boys, a deer and a crane in flight amongst cloud scrolls, a further crane resting in the trees, all within a fenced garden, the rim decorated with with florettes against cellular border patterns interspersed by beribboned auspicious objects in shaped cartouches, the reverse with an artemisia leaf to the base within a double footrim; diameter: 13 7/8in. (35.2cm.), condition: some fritting to the rim and 3 minor chips to rim. The Three Star Gods are Daoist dignitaries who personify Good Fortune, Prosperity and Longevity.

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Price: 9,500.00




Chinese famille verte dish, Shunzhi (circa 1650-60
Chinese famille verte dish, Shunzhi (circa 1650-60 Ref: U730
Chinese famille verte dish, Shunzhi (circa 1650-60), decorated in the centre with a fenghua (phoenix) and a qilin in a garden setting within ruyi-shaped bands, the cavetto with a band of diaper, the rim with foliate peony scrolls, the reverse with flower sprays and lappets to the base with a double footrim, old Chinese collector's mark to base; diameter: 13 ¼ in. (34cm.), condition: fritting to rim
There is a similar famille-verte dish in the British Museum with a phoenix and qilin in a fenced garden, Museum No. Franks.387.


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Price: 5,500.00




Chinese famille verte gin flask, Kangxi (1662-1722
Chinese famille verte gin flask, Kangxi (1662-1722 Ref: U745
Chinese famille verte gin flask, Kangxi (1662-1722), with later European ormolu mount, the square section body divided into four panels variously containing branches of flowering peony with butterflies, precious and scholar’s objects surrounding a jardieniere of flowers on a stand, birds flying above flowering prunus issuing from rockwork, and a riverscape scene of a fisherman in a boat with a distant rider and further figure on the bank, all within a leiwen patter border, height without cover: 9¼ in. (23.5 cm.); condition: some fritting to sides. Solitary figures such as fishermen represent a tradition of depicting reclusive scholars who leave the trappings of society for a simpler life of solitude. For a similar example see the National Trust Collection, (Trerice, Cornwall) NT 336503.

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Price: 3,000.00




Rare Chinese famille verte ewer, Kangxi (1662-1722
Rare Chinese famille verte ewer, Kangxi (1662-1722 Ref: U798
Rare Chinese famille verte ewer, Kangxi (1662-1722), the bulbous body decorated with lotus-leaf panels containing floral sprays, beneath a foliate lotus scrollwork border' flowers to the shoulder, the long tapering neck and curving spout similarly decorated with floral sprays issuing from the moulded base, the rim with lappets; height: 8 1/2 in. (21.7 cm.); condition: shallow chip to rim, frit to spout and minor flakes to body. This type of pouring vessel may be based on an earlier Kraak model which itself is a derivative of Islamic forms; it is more common in underglaze blue. For a further discussion and similar example see, Jorg, Christiaan, ‘Famille Verte: Chinese porcelain in green enamels’, no. 147, pp. 150-51.

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Price: 4,600.00




Pair of Chinese famille verte porcelain square-sec
Pair of Chinese famille verte porcelain square-sec Ref: U801
Pair of Chinese famille verte porcelain square-section vases, Kangxi (1662-1722), divided into three parts, the base section decorated with four roundels of flowers against a lieuwen background the sloping shoulders with four roundels containing precious objects, the middle section with alternating panels of objects and a rabbit in a landscape below a band of characters shou (longevity) and shuangxi (double happiness), the flared neck decorated with alternating panels of lotus and chrysanthemums, the spreading foot with lappets, height: 9 3/8 in. (24cm.), condition: one with restored chip to base, small enamel loss,minor fritting, all neatly restored.

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Price: 3,800.00




Chinese famille verte hexagonal vase, Kangxi (1662
Chinese famille verte hexagonal vase, Kangxi (1662 Ref: U802
Chinese famille verte hexagonal vase, Kangxi (1662-1722), decorated with alternate panels of a Long Eliza within a fenced garden, a vase on a stand with auspicious symbols, and a stem of flowers issuing from rockwork beneath a ruyi-shaped border containing florets against a green seeded ground, the shoulders with floral and foliate scrollwork, the flared neck with floral sprays, height: 11 15/16in. (30cm.), condition: large chip to base neatly restored; hairline from one corner and chips

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Chinese famille verte baluster vase, Kangxi (1662-
Chinese famille verte baluster vase, Kangxi (1662- Ref: U804
Chinese famille verte baluster vase, Kangxi (1662-1722), the body decorated with opposing panels of two cranes and a hawk amidst crashing waves amidst with flowering branches, interspersed by roundels containing auspicious objects or flowers against a stippled ground with flowerheads, the shoulder similarly decorated with shaped cartouches containing auspicious objects or flowerheads, the neck with floral sprays; height: 13 1/2 in. (34.4 cm.); condition: haircrack to upper body neatly restored. Cranes are symbols of longevity and hierarchical ranking, this depiction of a pair of cranes amidst waves among scholar’s objetcs is probably symbolic of the attainment of a higher imperial rank or a fruitful marriage.

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Price: 4,200.00




Chinese famille verte hexagonal vase, Kangxi (1662
Chinese famille verte hexagonal vase, Kangxi (1662 Ref: U821
Chinese famille verte hexagonal vase, Kangxi (1662-1722), decorated with alternate panels of Long Eliza within a fenced garden, a vase on a stand with auspicious symbols, and a stem of flowers issuing from rockwork beneath a ruyi-shaped border containing florets against a green seeded ground, the shoulders with floral and foliate scrollwork, the flared neck with floral sprays; height: 11 3/4in. (30 cm.), condition: neatly restored two piece break to rim with chip and two chips to base

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Pair of Chinese famille verte facetted bottle vase
Pair of Chinese famille verte facetted bottle vase Ref: U933
Pair of Chinese famille verte facetted bottle vases, Kangxi (1662-1722), the bodies decorated with shaped cartouches containing a ‘Long Eliza’ in a fenced garden and a jardieniere on a stand with precious objects against a stippled green ground interspersed by florets, between bands of ruyi and stiff leaves to the base, neck and rim, height of taller 11 3/4 in. (29.8 cm.), height of other 11 5/8 in. (29.5 cm.); condition: one with chip to rim, 2 small chips to base neatly restored. For a similar example see the Rijksmuseum, Accession No. AK-RBK-16329-A

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Price: 13,500.00




Pair of Chinese famille verte archaistic gu-form v
Pair of Chinese famille verte archaistic gu-form v Ref: U959
Pair of Chinese famille verte archaistic gu-form vases, Kangxi (1662-1722), the facetted square-form mid-section decorated with panels of floral sprays, the upper and lower registers with precious objects within borders of scrolling half flowerheads against an iron red ground to the flaring rims, height: 8 in. (20.3 cm.); condition: some restoration to bases

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Price: 3,200.00




Chinese famille verte ribbed charger, Kangxi (1662
Chinese famille verte ribbed charger, Kangxi (1662 Ref: U989
Chinese famille verte ribbed charger, Kangxi (1662-1722), decorated in the centre with a roundel containing a basket of flowers within a cellular border interspersed by cartouches containing Daoist emblems, the cavetto divided into twelve panels of flowers including lotus, peony, chrysanthemum and cherry blossom with flowerheads to the rim against a green ground; diameter: 15 ¼ in. (38.6 cm.); condition: small chips to rim

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Price: 4,800.00




Chinese famille verte dish, early Kangxi (1662-172
Chinese famille verte dish, early Kangxi (1662-172 Ref: U992
Chinese famille verte dish, early Kangxi (1662-1722), decorated with a qilin in a fenced garden confronting a phoenix circling beneath cloudscrolls, the verdant landscape with rockwork, bamboo and a jardinière containing lingzhi and fruiting branches, the reverse with floral sprays, and a lozenge in underglaze blue mark to the base within a double footrim; diameter: 15 3/8 in. (39 cm.) ; condition: broken and restored to a high standard. The phoenix and qilin were two of the Four Auspicious Animals and together represent harmony in the universe.

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Price: 1,900.00




Large Chinese famille verte dish, Kangxi (1662-172
Large Chinese famille verte dish, Kangxi (1662-172 Ref: W90
Large Chinese famille verte dish, Kangxi (1662-1722), decorated in the centre with a Buddhist lion with a brocade ball under his right paw, surrounded by lotus sprays, butterflies and birds in flight, the border with four floral cartouches against a diaper ground, the reverse with a continuous lotus scroll, lingzhi mark to the base, diameter: 13 13/16in., 35cm., condition: fritting to rim. In Buddhism lions are protectors of temples and other holy places, and are often presented in pairs with the male depicted with a brocade ball, as seen here.

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Price: 4,800.00




Large Chinese famille verte pheasant dish with b
Large Chinese famille verte ‘pheasant’ dish with b Ref: W91
Large Chinese famille verte ‘pheasant’ dish with barbed rim, Kangxi (1662-1722), decorated in the centre with a pheasant perched upon rockwork, with a pair of mandarin ducks in a lotus pond below, with two magpies perched amongst prunus, peonies and chrysanthemum, the cavetto with a floral band of flowerheads and the rim with cartouches containing further scenes of birds and butterflies amongst flowers alternating within bands of iron-red lattice work, the base with a lozenge mark within double rings, diameter: 14 3/8in. 36.5cm.

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Price: 4,000.00




Pair of Chinese famille verte double gourd bottle
Pair of Chinese famille verte double gourd bottle Ref: W114
Pair of Chinese famille verte double gourd bottle vases, (Kangxi (1662-1722), decorated with stylised ruyi heads containing scrolling flowers to the bulbous body, below a band of flowers against a red ground and stiff leaves in alternating colours of red and green, further ruyi heads in green to the slightly flared rim, height: 10 3/8in. (26.5cm.), condition: one vase with restored chip to rim

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Price: 4,500.00




Pair of rare Chinese hexagonal famille verte water
Pair of rare Chinese hexagonal famille verte water Ref: W116
Pair of rare Chinese hexagonal famille verte water carriers, Kangxi (1662-1722), each with curved handles flanked by 2 flanges, the shoulders with a short spout decorated with a floral spray, the bodies with six panels each decorated with chrysanthemum and peonies issuing from rockwork and insects, all contained within geometric green borders, the tops with a floral design and scrolling pattern against a red ground, the small lids like a chrysanthemum flower, height: 8 1/16in. (20.5cm.) width:8 1/2in. (21cm.), condition: restored chips to both small covers and one top of flange of handle restored


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Price: 5,800.00




Chinese famille verte octagonal tazza, Kangxi (166
Chinese famille verte octagonal tazza, Kangxi (166 Ref: W117
Chinese famille verte octagonal tazza, Kangxi (1662-1722) decorated to the centre with chrysanthemum and insects contained within an iron-red ruyi head border with a green, black and red line above, the rim with four cartouches containing birds and insects amongst flowers against a floral diaper with chrysanthemum heads, the foot similarly decorated, diameter: 10 3/4in. (27.4 cm.), condition: parts of rim with areas of restoration where the glaze has worn

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Price: 2,200.00




Pair of fine and extremely rare Chinese famille ve
Pair of fine and extremely rare Chinese famille ve Ref: W118
Pair of fine and extremely rare Chinese famille verte vases, Kangxi(1662-1722), the flattened spherical bodies decorated with the shou character for longevity, flanked by two dragons chasing a flaming pearl, with a sauvastika below, the necks with green opposing dragon handles below a moulded bulbous top, all above a flared footrim with flower heads and petals against green and red grounds resptively, height: 8 5/8 in. (22 cm.), condition: one handle on each vase restored
These vases minus the handles are based on an Islamic metal shape.
The symbolism is manifold
In China the dragon was used from the Han dynasty (206 BC to 220 AD ) as a symbol of the Emperor and combines many mythological and cosmological notions including supernatural power, wisdom and strength. The pearl is associated with spiritual energy, wisdom, prosperity, power, immortality, thunder or the moon. In this case the pair of dragons are shown chasing or fighting over the flaming pearl. Height: 8 7/8in. (22.5cm.), condition: one restored handle on each of the vases, one vase with small chips to rim

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Price: 5,500.00




Chinese famille verte ribbed winepot and cover, Ka
Chinese famille verte ribbed winepot and cover, Ka Ref: W121
Chinese famille verte ribbed winepot and cover, Kangxi (1662-1722), the moulded lobed baluster body decorated with vertical bands with various floral patterns including lotus and chyrsanthemum, the S-shaped spout with flower heads and insects, the lobed lid with a central floral design with alternating panels of blue, yellow and green, beneath a handle in the form of spotted green bamboo, height: 7 in. (17.8cm.)

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Chinese famille verte moulded teapot and cover, Ka
Chinese famille verte moulded teapot and cover, Ka Ref: W122
Chinese famille verte moulded teapot and cover, Kangxi (1662-1722), the body decorated with panels containing flowers issuing from rockwork and grasshoppers, butterflies and other insects, between two bands of ruyi heads, the spout and handle decorated with floral sprays, the cover with panels containing flowerheads, with a geometric green band and blue knop, height: 6in. (15.3cm.)

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Price: 2,500.00




Exceptionally large Chinese famille verte bowl, Ka
Exceptionally large Chinese famille verte bowl, Ka Ref: W123
Exceptionally large Chinese famille verte bowl, Kangxi (1662-1722), the exterior decorated with four panels containing chrysanthemum and seedheads issuing from rockwork, against a turquoise diaper background interspersed with flowers and precious objects below a rim decorated with four cartouches containiing floral sprays against a cell-patterned band, the interior decorated with branches of prunus blossom, the inner rim with floral cartouches against a patterned flower head band, diameter: 15 5/8in. (39.8cm.), height: 7 3/4 in. (19.7 cm.)

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Price: 5,500.00




Chinese famille verte square-section tapering vase
Chinese famille verte square-section tapering vase Ref: W124
Chinese famille verte square-section tapering vase, Kangxi(1662-1722), the sides with thin cellular edge borders framing a seeded green ground decorated with flower heads and butterflies, serving as a background to three different shaped panels containing precious objects, flowers and mythical beasts including a qilin, the sloping shoulders with a cellular design primarily black, the trumpet neck with similar decoration to the body but with two panels containing scholar's objects, the unglazed base with an inset square glazed panel painted with a lozenge, one of the eight precious objects denoting power and success, height: 19 1/8in. (48.5cm.)

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Chinese famille verte square-section tapering vase
Chinese famille verte square-section tapering vase Ref: W125
Chinese famille verte square-section tapering vase, Kangxi (1662-1722), decorated to the body on each side with two shaped panels containing natural scenes including geese by the waterside and deer with pine trees, the cartouches against a green stippled background with flowerheads and butterflies, the shoulder decorated with ruyi heads, the flaring neck with two cartouches containing garden scenes against a green celllular background with peony heads, height: 18 1/4in. (46.5cm.).

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Chinese famille verte rouleau vase, Kangxi (1662-1
Chinese famille verte rouleau vase, Kangxi (1662-1 Ref: JB58
Chinese famille verte rouleau vase, Kangxi (1662-1722), decorated with dignitaries attended by soldiers presenting a painted scroll to a seated official on a fenced terrace overlooking a garden with pine and rockwork, the shoulder with four shaped cartouches containing scholar's objects against a band of diaper ground, the neck with sprays of bamboo, height: 17 3/4in., 45cm; condition: drill hole to base restored to a high standard, rim and top section of neck rebuilt.

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Matched pair of Chinese famille verte baluster vas
Matched pair of Chinese famille verte baluster vas Ref: JB60
Matched pair of Chinese famille verte baluster vases and covers, Kangxi (1662-1722) decorated with panels containing landscapes and mythical beastes interspersed with dragons, butterflies and ruyi heads; the shoulder with cartouches containg auspicious emblems against a diaper ground, the neck with bands or ruyi, scrollwork, spearhead and Greek key patterns, the base with a band of floral cartouches around the foot. Height: Condition: restoration to cover, rims

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Massive Chinese famille-verte charger, Kangxi (166
Massive Chinese famille-verte charger, Kangxi (166 Ref: JB61
Massive Chinese famille-verte charger, Kangxi (1662-1722), the centre decorated with a basket of flowers within a florifel roundel containing lotus, peony and dianthus, surrounded by a lobed band of flowerheads below radiating panels containing sprays of flowers, including peony, chrysanthemums and dianthus all issuing from rockwork, the cavetto similarly decorated with larger panels against a seeded green ground interspersed by flower heads with black scrolls, the rim with a wide band containing cartouches of ribboned Daoist emblems alternating with four bands of blossom heads against a black background, and differing bands of diapers, the underside of the rim with wide opposing bands of diapers against a green ground, and lattice interspersed by cartouches containing sprays of flowers; diameter: 19 7/8 in. (50.5 cm.); condition: wear to enamels, shallow fritting to underside of rim, shallow chips to footrim, artemisia leaf to base within double concentric bands
A similar charger sold at the ‘Collected in America: Chinese Ceramics from the Metropolitan Museum of Art’ sale at Christie’s in New York 2016, previously in the John D. Rockefeller Collection, lot 875.


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