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2012019
2012019

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Object 2012019

 

Dish

 

China

 

1710-1730

 

Height 35 mm (1.38 inch), diameter of rim 222 mm (8.74 inch), diameter of footring 133 mm (5.24 inch), weight 363 grams (11.85 ounce (oz.))

 

Dish on footring with a straight underglaze brown-edged rim (jia mangkou). Decorated in underglaze blue and famille verte enamels, black, iron-red and gold with a flower basket filled with flowering plants on a low table encircled by a scrollwork border. On the sides two dragons chasing a flaming pearl and a pair of phoenixes separated by a flowering peony spray. Round the rim a foliate border with flower heads and reserves filled with flowering lotus plants. On the reverse two flowering peony sprays.

 

 

The design with the flower basket, the dragons and phoenixes was also used also for armorial services such as the one made for William Fazakerley of Lancashire with a very similar design. (This dish is not included in this sale/offer), Picture reproduced from: Chinese Export Porcelain in the Reeves Center Collection at Washington and Lee University, (Th. V. Litzenburg, London 2003), pp.88-89, cat. 73.

 

For other objects, were the flower basket has been replaced by a central armorial, please see:

Condition: Slight wear to the decoration, firing flaws with a few shallow fleabites to the footring. 

 

References:

Howard 1974, pp.216-217 & 352

Howard 1994, cat. 28 & 268

Howard 1997, cat. 117

Litzenburg 2003, cat. 72 & 73

Sargent 2012, p.183

 

Price: Sold.

 

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2011914A
2011914A

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Object 2011914A

 

Teacup and saucer

 

China

 

1730-1735

 

Height of teacup 30 mm (1.18 inch), diameter of rim 54 mm (2.13 inch), diameter of footring 25 mm (0.98 inch), weight 20 grams (0.71 ounce (oz.))

Height of saucer 17 mm (0.67 inch), diameter of rim 87 mm (3.43 inch), diameter of footring 49 mm (1.92 inch), weight 34 grams (1.20 ounce (oz.))

 

Small teacup and saucer on footring, spreading sides and everted rims with six small indentations. Polychrome decorated in various overglaze enamels, iron-red, black and gold with a central flower spray surrounded by moulded panels filled with a bird in flight alternating with a insect on a flower spray. The reverse is undecorated. The teacup is decorated en suite.

 

The indented rim is characteristic of a group of well-enamelled tea-wares of a thin, pure body produced during the Yongzheng and Qianlong reigns. (Jörg & Van Campen 1997, p.213)

 

Condition:

Teacup: Two tiny fleabites to the rim and a firing flaw with a fleabite to the footring.

Saucer: Three frits to the rim.

 

Reference:

Jörg & Van Campen 1997, cat. 237

 

Price: Sold.

 

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2010286 & 2010287
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Objects 2010286 & 2010287

 

Pair of saucers

 

China

 

1730-1735

 

Height 16 mm (0.63 inch), diameter of rim 100 mm (3.94 inch), diameter of footring 60 mm (2.36 inch)

 

Pair of saucers on footrings, everted rims with six small indentations. Decorated in iron-red, black, gold and other overglaze enamels, with a central flower head surrounded by of three sprays of fruit. The matching teacups are missing.

 

The indented rim is characteristic of a group of well-enamelled tea-wares of a thin, pure body produced during the Yongzheng and Qianlong reigns. (Jörg & Van Campen 1997, p.213)

 

Condition:

2010286: A fleabite to the rim.

2010287: Two fleabites and a frit to the rim.

 

Reference:

Jörg & Van Campen 1997, p.213, cat. 237

 

Price: Sold.

 

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2010330
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Object 2010330

 

Saucer

 

China

 

1730-1735

 

Height 20 mm (0.79 inch), diameter of rim 110 mm (4.33 inch), diameter of footring 61 mm (2.40 inch)

 

Saucer on footring, slightly everted rim with six small indentations. Polychrome decorated in iron-red, black, gold and other overglaze enamels, with a butterfly in a moulded central roundel. On the sides six moulded panels, three decorated with a flowering chrysanthemum the other three with a riverscape. The reverse is undecorated. The matching teacup is missing.

 

The indented rim is characteristic of a group of well-enamelled tea-wares of a thin, pure body produced during the Yongzheng and Qianlong reigns. (Jörg & Van Campen 1997, p.213)

 

Condition: Perfect.

 

Reference:

Jörg & Van Campen 1997, p.213, cat. 237

 

Price: Sold.

 

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2010309
2010309

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Object 2010309

 

Teacup and saucer

 

China

 

1720-1740

 

Height of teacup 41 mm (1.61 inch), diameter of rim 75 mm (2.95 inch), diameter of footring 33 mm (1.30 inch)

Height of saucer 26 mm (1.02 inch), diameter of rim 123 mm (4.84 inch), diameter of footring 72 mm (2.83 inch)

 

Teacup and saucer on footrings, straight underglaze brown-edged rims (jia mangkou). Polychrome decorated in underglaze blue, iron-red, gold and other overglaze enamels with a lotus in a central roundel surrounded by a zig-zag lines pattern border in gold on an underglaze blue ground. On the sides four groups of flowering plants. On the reverse four groups of flowering plants and two whole and two half chrysanthemum flower heads. The teacup decorated en suite.

 

The exquisitely decorated Chinese teaset is clearly decorated in a Japanese Imari style.

 

Condition:

Teacup: Perfect.

Saucer: A tiny fleabite to the rim.

 

Reference:

Sargent 2012, p.183

 

Price: Sold.

 

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2010329
2010329

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Object 2010329

 

Teacup and saucer

 

China

 

1730-1750

 

Height of teacup 30 mm (1.18 inch), diameter of rim 55 mm (2.17 inch), diameter of footring 27 mm (1.06 inch)

Height of saucer 17 mm (0.67 inch), diameter of rim 87 mm (3.43 inch), diameter of footring 50 mm (1.97 inch)

 

Teacup and saucer on footrings, slightly everted rims. Polychrome decorated in iron-red, black, gold and overglaze green enamel with a figure standing in a riverscape with a house and trees, in the background mountains, trees and a bird in flight. The reverse is undecorated. The teacup is decorated en suite.

 

Condition:

Teacup: A fleabite to the rim.

Saucer: A fleabite to the rim.

 

Price: Sold.

 

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201035
201035

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Object 201035

 

Teapot

 

China

 

1730-1750

 

Height with cover 120 mm (4.72 inch), diameter handle to spout 165 mm (6.49 inch), diameter of footring 60 mm (2.36 inch)

 

Globular teapot on footring, curved handle with a straight spout, a domed and pierced cover with knob. Covered with a monochrome light brown glaze and decorated with iron-red, gold and overglaze green enamel with flowering plants and two birds in flight. On the handle a single flowering stem and on the spout a flower with a flowering stem. Underneath the spout a flowering plant. On the cover four groups of flowering plants.

 

Condition: An old crack underneath the spout.

 

Price: Sold.

 

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201036
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Object 201036

 

Teacup and saucer

 

China

 

1740-1750

 

Height of teacup 40 mm (1.57 inch), diameter of rim 77 mm (3.03 inch), diameter of footring 34 mm (1.34 inch)

Height 25 mm (0.98 inch), diameter of rim 119 mm (4.69 inch), diameter of footring 65 mm (2.56 inch)

 

Teacup and saucer on footrings, moulded sides and straight scalloped underglaze brown-edged rims (jia mangkou). Ploychrome decorated in underglaze dark blue, iron-red, black, gold and other overglaze enamels with a riverscape with pagodas trees and a bridge encircled by an eight pointed scalloped medallion. On the rim wide panels with cartouches filled with a flowering plant on a underglaze dark blue ground with a cracked-ice pattern in gold alternating with small panels filled with a flowering plant. The teacup is decorated en suite.

 

With respect to the decoration and dating, it is also interesting to note that the particular motif of golden lacy network against a dark blue (or other colour) background, is called caillouté (‘pebbled decoration’) and was first seen on Sèvres porcelain around the middle of the eighteenth century.

 

For an example of a part dinner service with identical decoration, dated 1740, from the Hodroff collection, please see:

For another tureen and cover, with the same decoration, formerly part of the Benjamin Edwards III collection, please see:

For an identically decorated dish, please see:

Condition:

Teacup: Perfect.

Saucer: Perfect.

 

References:

New York 2004/1, lot 124

New York 2008, lot 267

Royal Collection Trust - Ceramics - RCIN 59744

 

Price: Sold.

 

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Object 20106

 

Dish

China

1740-1760

 

Height 28 mm (1.10 inch), diameter of rim 227 mm (8.94 inch), diameter of footring 125 mm (4.92 inch)


Dish on footring, flat rim. Polychrome decorated in underglaze blue, iron-red, black, gold and other overglaze enamels with with a flowering peony tree on the sides a trellis pattern border and four reserves filled with a single flowering peony. On the rim four flowering peony sprays. The reverse is undecorated.

 

Condition: Perfect.

 

Price: Sold.

 

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