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In the Sold Ceramics - Sold Chine de commande - Western Subjects 1680-1800 - Various Subjects category the sold objects are categorized in the following alphabetical order: 

  • Meissen Style
  • Outdoor Scenes
  • Various

 

Sold Meissen Style

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Object 2010803

 

Milk jug

 

China

 

c.1745

 

Height with cover 122 mm (4.80 inch), diameter of rim 72 mm (2.84 inch), diameter of mouthrim 37 mm (1.46 inch), diameter of footring 37 mm (1.46 inch)

 

Milk jug on a footring, pear shaped body with handle, small triangular spout at the rim. The C-shaped handle is placed opposite the spout. Matching cover with knob. Decorated in various overglaze enamels, iron-red, gold after the style of Meissen porcelain with a European harbour with a tower and tall trees on the quay three men fishing in a lobed cartouche. On the rim a spearhead pattern border. On the cover a decorative pattern of floral scrollwork, around the rim a spearhead border.

 

The design is a direct copy from a Meissen original, including the lobed cartouche and the decorative pattern of scrollwork which is typical of Meissen porcelain of the period 1720-1740. The very detailed and refined painting, so faithfully copying the original, illustrates the craftsmanship of the Chinese porcelain painter and the quality that could be reached in export porcelain. However Chine de commande, like this must have cost a good deal more than the ordinary enamelled wares for export. (Jörg 1989/2, p.226)

 

For similarly decorated objects, please see,

Condition: The knob of the cover has been broken and glued back. A tiny frit to the tip of the spout and two tiny unglazed firing flaw spots to the handle.

 

References:

Howard & Ayers 1978, vol. 2, cat. 534

Hervouët 1986, 15

Jörg 1989/2, cat. 89

Antonin & Suebsman 2009, cat. 102

 

Price: Sold.

 

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Object 2010663

 

Saucer

 

China

 

1730-1740

 

Height 21 mm (0.83 inch), diameter of rim 115 mm (4.53 inch), diameter of footring 66 mm (2.60 inch)

 

Saucer on footring, slightly everted rim. Decorated in various overglaze enamels, iron-red and gold after the style of Meissen porcelain with a European harbour with a tower and tall trees on the quay three men fishing in a lobed cartouche. On the sides and rim the laub und bandelwerk, a decorative pattern of scrollwork and rocaille. The reverse is undecorated.

 

The design is a direct copy from a Meissen original, including the lobed cartouche and the laub und bandelwerk, a decorative pattern of scrollwork and rocaille which is typical of Meissen porcelain of the period 1720-1740. The very detailed and refined painting, so faithfully copying the original, illustrates the craftsmanship of the Chinese porcelain painter and the quality that could be reached in export porcelain. However Chine de commande, like this must have cost a good deal more than the ordinary enamelled wares for export. (Jörg 1989/2, p.226)

 

For identically decorated objects, please see:

For similarly decorated objects, please see,

Condition: A short consolidated hairline and some tiny restored fleabites to the rim.

 

References:

Gordon 1977, cat. 56

Howard & Ayers 1978, vol. 2, cat. 534

Hervouët 1986, 15

Jörg 1989/2, cat. 89

Antonin & Suebsman 2009, cat. 102

Suchomel 2015, cat. 253

 

Price: Sold.

 

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Object 2010338

 

Dish

 

China

 

c.1700

 

Height 32 mm (1.26 inch), diameter of rim 200 mm (7.87 inch), diameter of footring 127 mm (5.00 inch)

 

Moulded octagonal dish on footring with panelled borders and a crowded central motif combining two designs, Decorated in underglaze blue. The moulded interior wall is divided into eight panels, four are decorated with riverscapes and four with flowering plants. In the centre a spray of asters in the upper half of the design, the lower half shows a small house and a separate tall chimney while two partridge-like birds fly in the sky. On the exterior wall three sprays of flowering branches. Marked on the base with the single character mark: Yu, (Jade (Yuan to Qing)), in a double circle, underglaze blue. (Howard 1994, p.44)

 

In the Netherlands this specific design is called koekoek uit ´t huisje or 'cuckoo outside of the cottage'. The origin has never been explained. There are a number of variations and the popularity of the design ensured its reordering over a considerable period. The design is exactly as painted on cups and saucers of c.1695, recovered off the Vung Tau peninsula from the wreck of a Chinese vessel sailing to Batavia. In Sotheby's auction catalogue “Made in Imperial China. 76.000 pieces of Chinese Export Porcelain from the Ca Mau shipwreck, circa 1725. seven teacups and thirty-two saucers identically decorated were sold as the “Garden Pavilion“ pattern and described as “decorated with a small pavilion, its chimney smoking, flanked by birds perched on a giant column and bush, the rim with a stylised laurel pattern border“. Sotheby's adds that the pattern exists in early Meissen. (Lunsingh Scheurleer 1966, p.102), (Howard 1994, p.44), (Amsterdam 2007, p.124, lots 461-462)

 

For an identically decorated dish, please see;

For similarly decorated objects, please see;

Condition: A firing flaw and two hairlines to the rim.

 

References:

Lunsingh Scheurleer 1966, cat. 141

Frank 1969, p.76

Lunsingh Scheurleer 1974, cat. 147

Hervouët 1986, cat. 10.7

Hartog 1990, cat. 98

Davison 1994, cat. 33

Howard 1994, cat. 10

Amsterdam 2007, lot 461-462

 

Price: Sold.

 

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Not illustrated objects 2010817, 2010818, 2010818A and 2010818B, four other identically, shaped, sized and decorated, sold dishes. 

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Object 2012045

 

Dish

 

China

 

c.1700

 

Height 46 mm (1.81 inch), diameter of rim 268 mm (10.55 inch), diameter of footring 149 mm (5.87 inch), weight 619 grams (21.83 ounce (oz.))

 

Dish on footring, panelled sides and undulating rim. Imari decorated in underglaze blue, iron red and gold. In the centre a small house with a tiled terrace and a separate tall chimney to the left flanked by haystacks or bushes, who in turn are flanked by a bamboo and flowering prunus plant. On the sides 16 petal-shaped reserves, four are filled with a chrysanthemum flowerhead on an underglaze blue ground with leafy scroll in gold, the other twelve are filled with flowering plants, flower heads or leafy scrolls. On the exterior wall two flowering peony sprays. Marked on the base with the symbol mark: Lozenge, one of the Eight Precious Symbols,   in a double circle, underglaze blue. Also on the base an old rectangular paper price label stating: '1250,-'.

 

This somewhat puzzling combination of objects can be directly linked to a specific design known in the Netherlands as  koekoek  op ´t huisje  or 'cuckoo  on the House'. The source  of this peculiar design has never been explained. There are a number of variations and the popularity of the design ensured its reordering over a considerable period. (Lunsingh Scheurleer 1966, p.102), (Howard 1994, p.44

 

For an identically shaped, sized and decorated dish, please see:

 For a smaller, identically shaped and decorated dish, please see:

For other variations of the design, please see;

The cargo of  the famous shipwreck ‘Ca Mau’, dated c. 1725, also contained seven teacups and thirty-two saucers with the ‘Koekoek op ’t huisje’ pattern. They were sold as the “Garden Pavilion“ pattern and described as “decorated with a small pavilion, its chimney smoking, flanked by birds perched on a giant column and bush, the rim with a stylised laurel pattern border“. Sotheby's adds that the “pattern exists in early Meissen”. The distinctive bundle of asters of the pattern are also painted on cups and saucers dated  c.1695, recovered off the Vung Tau peninsula from the wreck of a Chinese vessel sailing to Batavia. (Howard 1994, p.44), (Amsterdam 2007, p.124, lots 461-462)

 

For the shipwreck examples, please see:

However, on this dish a key detail is conspicuously absent:  the two cuckoos who are usually placed either on the roof of the cottage or in the air to the left and right. Another commonly seen detail, two large asters on stems and/or a bundle of asters in the middle,  here seem to be replaced by a bamboo and prunus.

Finally, another unusual feature of this dish is that the design is painted in Imari colours instead of underglaze blue, which is extremely rare. 

 

Condition: Some firing flaws to the centre and some glaze rough spots to the rm.

 

References:

Lunsingh Scheurleer 1966, cat. 141

Frank 1969, p.76

Lunsingh Scheurleer 1974, cat. 147

Lunsingh Scheurleer 1977, cat. 176

Lunsingh Scheurleer 1982, cat. 91

Hervouët 1986, cat. 10.7

Hartog 1990, cat. 98

Davison 1994, cat. 33

Howard 1994, cat. 10

Jörg & Flecker 2001, cat. 39/39A

Amsterdam 2007, lot 461-462

Emden 2015/1, cat. 13

 

Price: Sold.

 

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Objects 2011138B/C/D/E

 

Four teacups and saucers

 

China

 

1723-1735

 

Height of teacups 35 mm (1.38 inch), diameter of rims 64 mm (2.52 inch), diameter of footrings: 32 mm (1.26 inch)

Height of saucers 16 mm (0.63 inch), diameter of rims 101 mm (3.98 inch), diameter of footrings 50 mm (1.97 inch)

 

Four teacups and saucers on footrings. Decorated in underglaze blue. In the centre of the saucer, a spray of asters in the upper half of the design, the lower half shows a small house and a separate tall chimney while two partridge-like birds fly in the sky. Around the rim a stylised laurel border. On the reverse three flower sprays. The teacup is decorated en suite.

 

In the Netherlands this specific design is called koekoek uit ´t huisje or 'cuckoo outside of the cottage'. The origin has never been explained. There are a number of variations and the popularity of the design ensured its reordering over a considerable period. The design is exactly as painted on cups and saucers of c.1695, recovered off the Vung Tau peninsula from the wreck of a Chinese vessel sailing to Batavia. In Sotheby's auction catalogue “Made in Imperial China. 76.000 pieces of Chinese Export Porcelain from the Ca Mau shipwreck, circa 1725. seven teacups and thirty-two saucers identically decorated were sold as the “Garden Pavilion“ pattern and described as “decorated with a small pavilion, its chimney smoking, flanked by birds perched on a giant column and bush, the rim with a stylised laurel pattern border“. Sotheby's adds that the pattern exists in early Meissen. (Lunsingh Scheurleer 1966, p.102), (Howard 1994, p.44), (Amsterdam 2007, p.124, lots 461-462)

 

For identically decorated teacups and saucers, please see:

For an identically decorated dish, please see:

Condition teacups: All have tiny fleabites to the rim.

Condition saucer: All have tiny fleabites and short hairlines to the rim.

 

References:

Lunsingh Scheurleer 1966, cat. 141

Frank 1969, p.76.

Lunsingh Scheurleer 1974, cat. 147

Hervouët 1986, cat. 10.7

Hartog 1990, cat. 98

Howard 1994, cat. 10

Amsterdam 2007, p.124, lots 461-462

Emden 2015/1, cat. 13

Emden 2015/2, cat. 13

  

Price: Sold.

 

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Object 2011154

 

Dish

 

China

 

1720-1735

 

Height 26 mm (1.02 inch), diameter of rim 200 mm (7.87 inch), diameter of footring 120 mm (4.72 inch), weight 251 grams (8.85 ounce (oz.))

 

Dish on footring with a flat rim and a moulded wavy edge in relief. Decorated in underglaze blue with a village with a church and houses, a lighthouse with trees, figures with a cow, and the poles with clouds. The slightly crimped rim is painted with a wave-scroll border. On the reverse three sprays of flowering branches. The low footring is encircled with a double concentric band.

 

This design on this dish has traditionally been called 'Deshima' or 'Scheveningen'. It certainly does not depict the Dutch factory in Deshima (Nagasaki), a fan-shaped, man-made island in Japan to which Westerners were restricted between 1641 and 1862. Scheveningen, a fishermen´s village on the Dutch coast near The Hague, is a more appropriate name. In fact 47 "Scheveningen" plates were already mentioned in the 1778 sale catalogue of the porcelain shop of Martha Raap in Amsterdam, clearly indicating this type. Research was undertaken to find the print that was used as a model, non with this view have come to light. it is therefore possible that another source was used, maybe a plate or dish in the so-called Frijtom style. This is the most common version of this design, copied by the Chinese. The design, almost certainly copied from a drawing by Frederick van Frijtom (1652-1702), was highly popular in The Netherlands, and possibly also in Japan as a kind of Western exoticism. The rim design is unique in Chinese export porcelain and is almost certainly after a silver original. (Howard & Ayers 1978, vol. 1, pp.72-73), (Terwee 1989, pp.494-501), (Jörg 2003/1, p.240)

 

These dishes with the so called 'Deshima' or 'Scheveningen' design first appeared, in underglaze blue, on Japanese dishes of around c.1700. In the collection of the Groninger Museum is a blanc Chinese porcelain dish overdecorated in Delft (the Netherlands) c.1700-1730 with identical design. (Jörg 2003/1, cat. 307a)

 

For identically decorated dishes, please see:

For a similarly decorated, sold, Chinese dish, please see:

For an originally decorated, sold, Japanese dish, please see:

Condition: two spots of popped bubbles glaze caused during the firing process and a shallow glaze chip to the rim.

 

References:

Lunsingh Scheurleer 1966, cat. 272

Lunsingh Scheurleer 1971, cat. 65

Corbeiller 1974, cat. 10.

Howard & Ayers 1978, vol. 1, cat. 32

Jenyns 1979, cat. 19a, (i)

Arts 1983, Lochem 1983, Plate 57

New York 1985, lot 22

Lunsingh Scheurleer 1989, cat. 176

Terwee 1989, pp.494-501

Kassel 1990, cat. 246

Howard 1994, cat 11

New York 2000, lot 95

Jörg 2003/1, cat. 306 & 307

Amsterdam 2007, lots 223-233

Antonin & Suebsman 2009, cat. 99

Schölvinck 2010, pp. 56-58

Sargent 2012, cat. 42

 

Price: Sold.

 

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Object 2011629

 

Teacup and saucer

 

China

 

Soft-paste or Steatitic Porcelain (pâte tendre)

 

1730-1740

 

Height of teacup 38 mm (1.49 inch), diameter of rim 70 mm (2.76 inch), diameter of footring 35 mm (1.38 inch), weight 41 grams (1.45 ounce (oz.))

Height of saucer 22 mm (0.87 inch), diameter of rim 115 mm (4.53 inch), diameter of footring 67 mm (2.64 inch), weight 64 grams (2.26 ounce (oz.))

 

Teacup and saucer on footrings. Decorated in underglaze blue with a group of people on a spit of land jutting into a lake or the sea. To the left on the shore two children with outstretched hands, at the far left rocks with trees. Around the rim a narrow band with honeycomb motifs. The teacup is decorated en suite.

 

This dramatic and moving representation has yet to be identified. The figures (castaways or slaves?) have dark skins and appear exhausted, or are in despair. Undoubtedly, the Chinese porcelain painter painstakingly copied the scene from a Western print, possibly an engraved illustration in a travelogue or one of the countless descriptions of strange and exotic places that were published in the Netherlands in the 17th and first half of the 18th century. Plates, dishes, lotus-flower shaped dishes teacups and saucers in various shapes and even drip-trays for a jardinière are known with this representation, all in underglaze blue. Polychrome versions do not seem to exist. An (unpublished) cup and saucer in the Dutch Kasteel Loosdrecht Collection has the text 'Chineesche Begrafenis' (Chinese Funeral) written in ink in 19th-century script on the back of the saucer. This unfortunately, does not aid in its identification. (Jörg 2002/2, pp.146-147)

 

Soft-paste porcelain, which is quite different from European soft-paste, originated about 1700 and became popular in the second quarter of the 18th century as part of the export assortment. Unlike ordinary porcelain, it is not translucent and often has a creamy-white appearance. The glaze is often finely crackled as the result of a difference in cooling between the glaze and the body. The latter is made of a white-firing clay, called "huashi" or "slippery stone", the use of which is documented in the reports of 1712 and 1722 by the Jesuit Père d'Entrecolles. As this clay was expensive, soft-paste pieces are usually small and thinly potted. They are also well-painted, as the body is particularly suitable for detailed drawing. Besides this "true" soft-paste, there are pieces with an ordinary porcelain body and a coating of "huashi" clay, which gives the same effect. Due to the porous nature of the fired "huashi" clay, soft paste objects are overall lighter than hard paste objects. The production for export flourished between 1725-1745 and came to a stand around 1750, twenty years later the production revived but the quality of the objects produced never reached the quality level of the previous production. Only a few Chine de commande objects are known to be made of soft paste porcelain, most famous being 'Neptune' and this 'Castaways or slaves' design. (Oort & Kater 1982, p.155), (Jörg & Van Campen 1997, p.117), (Sargent 2012, p.304)

 

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Condition teacup: Perfect, fine crazing to the glaze.

 

Condition saucer: A firing hairline in the centre visible on both sides, fine crazing to the glaze.

 

References:

Lunsingh Scheurleer 1977, cat. 246

Oort & Kater 1982, p.155

Hervouët 1986, cat. 9.42

Jörg & Van Campen 1997, cat. 119

Jörg 2002/2, cat. 100

Jörg 2002/3, pp. 167-176

Sargent 2012, p.304

 

Price: Sold.

 

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Object 2011217

 

Spoon or leak tray

 

China

 

Soft-paste or Steatitic Porcelain (pâte tendre)

 

1730-1740

 

Height 16 mm (0.63 inch), dimensions 125 mm (4.92 inch) x 80 mm (3.14 inch)

 

Spoon or leak tray with hexagonal sides and a partial glazed base. Decorated in underglaze blue. In the centre a group of people on a spit of land jutting into a lake or the sea. To the left on the shore two children with outstretched hands, at the far left rocks with trees. The sides are decorated with a narrow band with honeycomb motifs.

 

This dramatic and moving representation has yet to be identified. The figures (castaways or slaves?) have dark skins and appear exhausted, or are in despair. Undoubtedly, the Chinese porcelain painter painstakingly copied the scene from a Western print, possibly an engraved illustration in a travelogue or one of the countless descriptions of strange and exotic places that were published in the Netherlands in the 17th and first half of the 18th century. Plates, dishes, lotus-flower shaped dishes teacups and saucers in various shapes and even drip-trays for a jardinière are known with this representation, all in underglaze blue. Polychrome versions do not seem to exist. An (unpublished) cup and saucer in the Dutch Kasteel Loosdrecht Collection has the text 'Chineesche Begrafenis' (Chinese Funeral) written in ink in 19th-century script on the back of the saucer. This unfortunately, does not aid in its identification. (Jörg 2002/2, pp.146-147)

 

Only a few Chine de commande objects are known to be made of soft paste porcelain, most famous being 'Neptune' and this 'Castaways or slaves' design. (Sargent 2012, p.304)

 

For identically decorated dishes, please see:

For a similarly decorated dish, please see:

Condition: Restored.

 

References:

Lunsingh Scheurleer 1977, cat. 246

Oort & Kater 1982, p.155

Hervouët 1986, cat. 9.42

Jörg & Van Campen 1997, cat. 119

Jörg 2002/2, cat. 100

Jörg 2002/3, pp. 167-176

Sargent 2012, p.304

 

Price: Sold.

 

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Object 2011898

 

Teacup

 

China

 

1740-1750

 

Height 40 mm (1.58 inch), diameter of rim 79 mm (3.11 inch), diameter of footring 37 mm (1.46 inch), weight 39 grams (1.38 ounce (oz.))

 

Teacup on footring with a slightly everted rim. Decorated in encre de Chine, gold and a light pinkish gold wash with a Chine de commande outdoor scene with a European house, two men one standing the other seated and two seated ladies using a spinning wheel in a garden with plants, trees and two smalll dogs. On the bottom an orchid (Cymbidium virescens). 

 

The orchid (Cymbidium virescens), the Lan Hua. is a motif commonly seen on fine Chinese export porcelain of around 1740.

 

Encre de Chine is an overglaze enamel colour, possibly based on a combination of manganese and iron oxide, which was developed in Chinese porcelain factories around 1722. It is admirably suited to the painting of fine lines, and was used on porcelain for both the Chinese domestic market and export. Excellent copies of subjects from European prints, to be painted on Chine de commande, could be achieved using encre de Chine, with engravings sometimes reproduced line for line. In 18th-century sources it is occasionally described as zwarte kunst or 'black magic'; the French call it grisaille. Sepia is a brownish-black variety. (Jörg 1995, p.81)

 

This scene was most likely taken from an European print of which the original has not been identified.

 

Condition: Some professionally restored frits to the rim.

 

Reference:

Jörg 1995, p.81

 

Price: Sold.

 

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Object 2011341

 

Dish

 

China

 

c.1750

 

Height 34 mm (1,34 inch), diameter of rim 297 mm (11.69 inch), diameter of footring 189 mm (7.44 inch)

 

Large dish on a footring, flat octagonal-shaped underglaze brown-edged rim. (jia mangkou). On the base three spur-marks in a V-pattern. Decorated in underglaze blue after a Delft tile with an unusual (Dutch) building, a large tree, a seated figure and railings leading down to a river shore with a sampan. The sides are undecorated. On the rim a continuous flower scroll. The reverse is undecorated.  

 

Howard states that the influence of other ceramics on Chinese Export porcelain increased after 1740. Silver and sometimes turned wood, European shapes had been copied from the late 17th Century onwards. In this case it is clear that a Delft tile very similar to the one illustrated was taken to China as a pattern. The Chinese copied the unusual building, the tree behind, the Dutch figure, the railings leading down to the shore - but they added their own river shore on the other bank and a sampan in between to 'balance' the scene. Such new ideas in the trade, where British merchants were concerned, usually developed from the Private Trade. The Dutch, on the other hand, were more adventurous with special designs for large company orders, although these frequently proved expensive". (Howard 1997, p. 59)

 

Of this design using the Dutch tile two versions are known, one has the Dutch figure and the sampan, on the other version this Dutch figure has been replaced by two dogs and the sampan has been erased.   

 

For an identically decorated dish, please see:

For an similarly decorated dish with the two dogs and the erased sampan, please see:

Condition: Two fleabites a frit and a chip to the rim.

 

References:

Howard 1997, cat. 56

Sargent 2012, p.183

 

Price: Sold.

 

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Object 2010784

 

Soup dish

 

China

 

c.1750

 

Provenance: R&G McPherson Antiques, London, UK, number 22373.

 

Height 40 mm (1.58 inch), diameter of rim 220 mm (8.66 inch), diameter of footring 118 mm (4.65 inch)

 

Soup dish on footring, flat octagonal underglaze brown-edged rim (jia mangkou). Decorated in underglaze blue after a Delft tile with an unusual (Dutch) building, a large tree and two dogs on a river shore. The sides are undecorated. On the rim a continuous flower scroll. The reverse is undecorated. On the base three paper labels that read; 1: R&G McPherson Antiques London W8, number 22373. 2. Qianlong c.1755 After a Delft design, minute frit 22373 275 and 3; Lawrence 30 16 JUL 2001

 

Howard states that the influence of other ceramics on Chinese Export porcelain increased after 1740. Silver and sometimes turned wood, European shapes had been copied from the late 17th Century onwards. In this case it is clear that a Delft tile very similar to the one illustrated was taken to China as a pattern. The Chinese copied the unusual building, the tree behind, (on this version the Dutch figure has been replaced by two dogs) and the railings leading down to the shore - but they added their own river shore on the other bank and left out the sampan in between to 'balance' the scene. Such new ideas in the trade, where British merchants were concerned, usually developed from the Private Trade. The Dutch, on the other hand, were more adventurous with special designs for large company orders, although these frequently proved expensive". (Howard 1997, p. 59)

 

Of this design using the Dutch tile two versions are known, one has the Dutch figure and the sampan, on the other version this Dutch figure has been replaced by two dogs and the sampan has been erased.   

 

For an identically decorated dish, please see:

For an similarly decorated dish with the Dutch figure and the sampan, please see:

Condition: A tiny fleabite to the rim and some fine crazing to the glaze.

 

References:

Gordon 1977, cat. 44

Howard 1997, cat. 56

Sargent 2012, p.183

 

Price: Sold.

 

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Object 2010876

 

Miniature teacup and saucer

 

China

 

1780-1800

 

Height of teacup 26 mm (1.02 inch), diameter of rim 40 mm (1.57 inch), diameter of footring 21 mm (0.83 inch)

Height of saucer 21 mm (0.83 inch), diameter of rim 71 mm (2.80 inch), diameter of footring 43 mm (1.69 inch)

 

Miniature teacup and saucer on footrings, straight rims. Decorated in encre de Chine, iron-red and gold. On the outside of the teacup and in the centre of the saucer a decoration of two women and a men near a house in a garden landscape and a man and woman seated under a tree with another woman leaning on her walking cane, a third woman is standing with her hands reaching out.

 

This is most definitely from a child's tea set. Late 18th century, the period of manufacture of these pieces, children's tea parties were a common element of their socialization training. Such occasions, however, would have been held under the supervision of adults. (Pardue 2008, p.2)

 

For an identically decorated teacup and saucer, please see:

Condition:

Teacup: A hairline to the rim.

Saucer: Perfect.

 

References:

Hervouët 1986, cat. 4.39

Pardue 2008, p.2

 

Price: Sold.

 

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Child's teacup and saucer

 

China

 

1790-1800

 

Height of teacup 55 mm (2.17 inch), diameter of rim 50 mm (1.97 inch), diameter of footring 25 mm (0.98 inch)

Height of saucer 26 mm (1.02 inch), diameter of rim 96 mm (3.78 inch), diameter of footring 48 mm (1.89 inch)

 

Small child's teacup and saucer on footrings, straight rims. Polychrome decorated in various overglaze enamels and gold with a village scene with an open cottage door from which a woman with a bonnet peers while a boy and girl stand on the roadway outside - the former with a satchel (or sack) on his back. On the sides monogrammed in an old English, gold "Copperplate" script (source: E. Breedt, Hoorn), with the initials L A S W. Around the rim a spearhead pattern border in gold on a blue ground. (Howard & Ayers 1978, vol. I, p.291)

 

Painted after a coloured mezzotint by Thomas Stoddart, R.A., (1755-1834), alias of Tomas Stothard (1755-1834), entitled 'Coming from School'. This teacup and saucer is most definitely from a child's tea set. Late 18th century, the period of manufacture of these pieces, children's tea parties were a common element of their socialization training. Such occasions, however, would have been held under the supervision of adults. The monogram would have been for a young lady for whom the set was purchased. (Howard & Ayers 1978, vol. I, p.291), (Pardue 2008, p.2)

 

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For identically decorated objects without the monogram, please see,

Condition:

Teacup: A hairline to the rim.

Saucer: Two hairlines, a chip and a filled frit to the outer rim.

 

References:

Gordon 1977, p.87, cat. 78.

Howard & Ayers 1978, vol. I, p.291, cat. 288.

Hervouët 1986, cat. 4.33

New York 2000, lot 227

New York 2008, lot 398

Pardue 2008, p2

 

Price: Sold.

 

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Dish

China

1700-1720

 

Height 28 mm (1.10 inch), diameter of rim 245 mm (9.65 inch), diameter of footring 127 mm (5.00 inch)

 

Dish on footring. flat rim. Chinese Imari, decorated in underglaze blue, overglaze iron-red and gold with a wreath of pointed leaves and a large flower. Encircled by a double border the first with flower heads and leafy scrolls in gold reserved on an orange ground, the second with a spiral pattern. On the rim intertwined floral and foliate scrolls. On the reverse two elongated flower sprays. Marked on the base with a double circle, underglaze blue.

 

On a similarly, in underglaze blue, decorated dish Jörg states that, the painting is intriguing: a wreath of pointed leaves and a large flower which the Chinese porcelain painter has portrayed as a kind of peony. The flowers on the rim have been equally transformed. However, there is little doubt that they depict the flower of passion fruit, for which a botanical print was used as model. However, this print has not been traced yet. The wreath - whose leaves are not those of the passion fruit - appears to be distinct from this design, serving as a decorative element. This plant from Central and South America was already known in Europe in the early 17th century and on account of some of its outward characteristics became associated with the suffering of Christ, hence its name. This is a rare type of 'Chine de commande', almost unknown in other collections. Pseudo-armorial (monogrammed) varieties of this specific wreath design in blue-and-white are known. (Jörg 1995, p.97)

 

The elaborate border decoration is very uncommon. although some interesting parallels can be pointed to, in particular the plates and dishes decorated with flowers and butterflies after prints by the Dutch botanist Maria Sybille Merian (1646-1717). These are known in both blue and white and enamel colours; in all probability they were made for the Dutch market. A plate, painted in encre de Chine with a mildly erotic scene after a print by the draughtsman Bernard Picart (1673-1733), and featuring the same border, is depicted in Hervouët. (Howard & Ayers 1978, vol. 1, p.304). (Jörg 1995, p.97)

 

For a similarly in underglaze blue decorated dish, please see:

For objects with similarly rim decorations, please see:

Condition: A hairline and some frits and chips to the rim.

 

References:

Howard & Ayers 1978, vol. 1, pl. 298

Lunsingh Scheurleer 1982, cat. 51 

Hervouët 1986, cat. 7.115

Jörg 1995, cat. 13 & 43

 

Price: Sold.

 

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