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Flowers, Animals and Long Elizas

 

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Chinese porcelain producers developed new types of decorations in the early 18th century, Chinese Imari being one of them. It is characterised by a combination of underglaze blue and overglaze red and gold. Details are sometimes in black and green enamels. This development was a reaction to the success of Japanese Imari porcelain with a similar colour scheme. Sometimes Chinese imitations are direct copies of Japanese examples but more often Chinese Imari is decorated with typical Chinese motifs that are closely related to the underglaze-blue patterns of the period. However, the use of red and gold makes Chinese Imari more lavish. Landscapes, flowering plants, birds and mythical creatures are recurring motifs. Depictions of humans are less frequent and apart from armorial pieces, European designs are quite rare. The shapes fit into the normal export assortment. Chinese Imari was not only in demand in the West, but also in south-east Asia, India, and the Ottoman Empire. In the VOC (Dutch East India Company, 1602–1799) records it is called 'Chinese-Japanese' and in addition to blue and white and enamelled wares, this was a standard type in the Company's assortment that was bought in Canton until the end of the 18th century.

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Object 2010464

 

Dish

China

1710-1720

 

Height 24 mm (0.95 inch), diameter of rim 216 mm (8.50 inch), diameter of footring 115 mm (4.53 inch)

 

Dish on footring, flat rim. Chinese Imari, decorated in underglaze blue, overglaze iron-red and gold with  various flowering plants. On the sides a zig-zag-lines pattern border and on the rim four flowering sprays. On the reverse two flower sprays.

Condition: Perfect.

 

Price: Sold.

 

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Object 2010162

 

Dish

China

1720-1740

 

Provenance: Fa. A.C. Beeling & Zn, Hofleverancier (seller to The Dutch Royal House), Leeuwarden, the Netherlands.

 

Height 29 mm (1.14 inch), diameter of rim 227 mm (8.94 inch), diameter of footring 125 mm (4.92 inch)


Dish on footring, flat underglaze brown-edged rim (jia mangkou). Chinese Imari, decorated in underglaze blue, overglaze iron-red and gold with
 flowering peony branches. On the sides trellis pattern border filled with four flowering chrysanthemums and four reserves filled with antiquities. On the rim four flower sprays, two with antiquities. On the reverse three flower sprays.

 

The dish used to have, as proof of quality and provenance, a paper Chien-Lung (1736-1796) period label of A.C. Beeling & Zoon B.V. Hofleverancier (seller to The Dutch Royal House), Leeuwarden on its base. Tthis label was removed by the previous owner from whom I bought the dish. The pictures of  the dish with the Beeling & Zoon B.V. label still on the dish were made and given to me by the the previous owner of the dish. (The business card of Mr. A.C. Beeling is not included in this offer).

 

Condition: Perfect.

 

Reference:

Sargent 2012, p.183

 

Price: Sold.

 

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Object 2010642

 

Dish

China

1730-1750

 

Height 27 mm (1.06 inch), diameter of rim 232 mm (9.13 inch), diameter of footring 130 mm (4.72 inch)

 
Dish on footring, flat underglaze brown-edged rim (jia mangkou). On the base a single spur-mark. Chinese Imari, decorated in underglaze blue, overglaze iron-red and gold with a flowering chrysanthemum and peony branches tied together with tassels. On the sides a trellis pattern border with four reserves filled with florets between scrolls. On the rim a continuous scroll of leaves with flower heads and a spiral pattern border. The reverse is undecorated.

 

Spur-marks are a rare features on Chinese export porcelain.

 

Condition: Firing flaws to the rim and base and two tiny fleabites to the rim. 

 

Reference:

Sargent 2012, p.183

 

Price: Sold.

 

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Object 2010154

 

Dish

China

1730-1750

 

Height 25 mm (0.98 inch), diameter of rim 228 mm (8.98 inch), diameter of footring 130 mm (5.12 inch)

 

Dish on footring, flat rim. Chinese Imari, decorated in underglaze blue, overglaze iron-red and gold with a flowering peony and a bird perched on a branch. On the sides a diaper pattern border with four reserves filled with flowers. On the rim a scroll of flowering branches. The reverse is undecorated.

 

The floral scroll border on the rim suggest an European design as a source of inspiration for the decoration on this dish.


Condition: Perfect.

 

Price: Sold.

 

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Object 2010117

 

Dish

China

1730-1750

 

Height 27 mm (1.06 inch), diameter of rim 224 mm (8.82 inch), diameter of footring 110 mm (4.33 inch)

 

Dish on footring, flat underglaze brown-edged rim (jia mangkou). Chinese Imari, overall decorated in underglaze blue, overglaze iron-red and gold with a flowering peony tree growing from a taihu rock. The reverse is undecorated.

 

By covering the whole service (using the sides and rim as part of the overall design) the porcelain decorator used a new decorating technique letting go of the old standard ways and patterns of decorating dishes.

 

Condition: A tiny firing flaw to the reverse rim.

 

Reference:

Sargent 2012, p.183

 

Price: Sold.

 

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