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Pair Large Blue and White Chinese Porcelain Chargers Kangxi Era, circa 1700$12,500.00
This pair of extraordinary chargers is hand-painted in a combination of beautifully soft and dark cobalt blue. In the center, we see a pair of splendid phoenixes, a male and a female, chasing each other across the sky. The male flies above with his head turned to look at the female. Peonies float between them. This dynamic mythical scene is exciting and exquisite.
In Chinese tradition, both peonies and phoenixes have important symbolic meanings. Peonies symbolize royalty, rank, wealth, and honor and are much loved for their bold size and colors. A phoenix is said to appear only during the reign of a righteous emperor. That association with peaceful and benevolent times means that a phoenix symbolizes a wish for prosperity and righteousness.*
A band of dark blue bat-form design encircling the central scene reinforces the symbolic wish for good fortune and happiness.
The underside of each dish has the Artemesia leaf mark and is of the Kangxi period (see images).
Dimensions: 13.8″ in diameter x 2.5″ in height
Condition: Excellent with the very, very slightest rubbing to the edges
Six Blue and White Chinese Porcelain Dishes Kangxi Era Made c-1700$5,800.00
This set of six Chinese blue and white porcelain dishes was painted in the Kangxi era circa 1700. Each dish is hand-painted in a beautiful combination of soft and dark cobalt blue, and because they are hand-painted, each dish has small details that vary from the others. The decoration is exquisite! At the center of each dish, we see flowering peonies emanating from rockwork and branches with delicate plum blossoms. The borders have eight panels alternately showing a basket of flowers or a single plum blossom. The total effect is delightful, as if one is standing in a flower-filled garden. In Chinese tradition, the beautiful images on these dishes have symbolic meanings. Much loved for their bold size and colors; peonies are known as the flower of “riches and honor (fuguihua),” while plum blossoms (meihua) symbolize perseverance, purity, and hope*.
The underside of each dish is painted with a traditional pair of scrolling vines in underglaze blue.
Dimensions: 8.8″ in diameter x 1″ in height
Condition: Excellent with very, very minor frits on the foot of each dish
Pair Large Chinese Guardian Lions Qing Dynasty 19th Century$6,800.00
Each magnificent Chinese temple lion has bulging eyes, sharp ears, an open mouth, and a fluttering mane.
Their energetic bodies and expressive faces make this a pair of stunning creatures.
This is a “true” pair, a male and a female, made to face each other. The pair are skilfully and boldly potted.
The sculptures date to the late Qing period, during the last quarter of the 19th century.
Made of stoneware and painted in the traditional Chinese sancai three-color glaze on a light brown ground, they are covered in rich green, blue, and amber glazes.
They would traditionally have been used as guardian pieces in a Chinese household.
Temple lions, also known as lion dogs, are celebrated for their auspicious symbolism.
They protect the peace and prosperity of one’s home.
Dimensions: 17″ Height x 16″ Length x 6 1/2″ Depth.
Pair Large Blue and White Chinese Porcelain Jars Hand Painted Kangxi Era C-1700$17,800.00
This exceptionally fine pair of Chinese porcelain jars were made circa 1700 in the reign of Emperor Kangxi. They are hand-painted in exquisite cobalt blue. Leafy peony scrolls seem to float over the surface of the baluster-shaped jars. The covers are similarly decorated, have a flared rim, and are surmounted by a rounded finial. The neck of each jar is decorated with traditional plantain leaves. The jars are characteristic of the outstanding blue-and-white ceramics manufactured during the reign of the Kangxi Emperor.
According to Sir Harry Garner, author of Oriental Blue and White, “The Kangxi blue and white reached a technical excellence that has never been surpassed. The porcelain pure white and of fine texture is covered with a glaze of slightly blueish tint…”
The jars are magnificent on display. They catch your eye from across the room and won’t let go. The design continues an ancient Chinese tradition of decorating porcelain with peonies and scrolling leaves. Peonies symbolize female beauty, royalty, wealth, and honor in Chinese tradition and have long been adored for their bold size and beautiful colors.
Dimensions:15.5″ tall x 8.5″ at the widest point
Condition: Excellent, with small edge chips along the top of the collars invisibly restored.
Pair Chinese Saucers 18th Century Hand Painted Turquoise Pink Green Gold Brown$480.00
This pair of lovely hand-painted saucers were made in 18th-century China circa 1780. In the center of each saucer, we see flowers painted in gold and midnight brown. The fabulous Famille Rose colors of the border catch the eye. The combination of turquoise, pink, blue, and green in a design with both floral and geometric elements is perfect. The porcelain is so fine that we can see the decoration on the front of the saucers by looking through from the back (see image # 10).
Dimensions: 4.75″ diameter x .5″ deep
Two Chinese Imari Porcelain Chargers Hand-Painted Qianlong Era, Circa 1760$6,140.00
These two beautiful Chinese Imari chargers were hand-painted in the Qianlong era in the mid-18th century. Both chargers show floral designs painted in cobalt blue, iron-red, and gold. The charger showing the basket of flowers in the center is also colored with peach enamels. Each charger is a work of art.
#1 (the charger higher up in the first image):
This large Chinese Imari porcelain charger dates to the Qianlong period of the Qing dynasty, circa 1760. Finely potted with a lovely rich, glassy white glaze, the charger is hand-painted in a vivid Imari palette of orange-red, cobalt blue, and gold. We see chrysanthemums, lotus, and peony flowers in full bloom. The exquisite orange-red decoration is detailed and outlined in gold, which gives the design a luxurious look. On the underside, we see the artemisia leaf mark painted in underglaze blue within a traditional double ring. Typical of Chinese Imari ware in this period, the charger’s underside also bears a traditional sketch of two branches of plum blossoms.
Dimensions: 14.15″ in diameter x 1.75″ in height.
Condition: Very good with a single small edge chip invisibly restored to the highest standard.
#2 (the charger lower down in the first image):
This large Chinese porcelain charger is hand-painted in the Imari style. It dates to the Qianlong period of the Qing dynasty, circa 1760. The charger has a vivid palette of iron-red, peach, underglaze cobalt blue, and gold. In the center, we see a basket overflowing with flowers: chrysanthemums, peonies, and plum tree flowers, all in full bloom. The decoration is beautifully gilded, which gives the design a luxurious touch. The broad rim of the dish is adorned with scrolling vines, flowers, and far-away waterside views. In Chinese tradition, peonies symbolize royalty, wealth, and honor, plum tree flowers symbolize endurance, and chrysanthemums symbolize abundance and long life. Typical of the Chinese Imari ware at that time, the back of the charger bears a sketch of two branches of plum blossoms. At the center, the reverse shows the lingzhi mark in underglaze blue inside a double blue circle.
Dimensions: 13.75″ diameter x 1.5″ height.
Condition: Excellent with very slight rubbing to the gilt
The price for the pair of chargers is $6,140.
Large Imari Chinese Porcelain Charger 18th Century circa 1760$3,200.00
Why we love it: Look at the image!
This beautiful Chinese porcelain charger is hand-painted in the Imari style. It dates to the Qianlong period of the Qing dynasty, circa 1760. The charger has a vivid palette of iron-red, peach, underglaze cobalt blue, and gold. In the center, we see a basket overflowing with flowers: chrysanthemums, peonies, and plum tree flowers, all in full bloom. The decoration is beautifully gilded, which gives the design a luxurious touch. The broad rim of the dish is adorned with scrolling vines, flowers, and far-away waterside views. In Chinese tradition, peonies symbolize royalty, wealth, and honor, plum tree flowers symbolize endurance, and chrysanthemums symbolize abundance and long life. Typical of the Chinese Imari ware at that time, the back of the charger bears a sketch of two branches of plum blossoms. At the center the reverse shows the lingzhi mark in underglaze blue inside a double blue circle.
Dimensions: 13.75″ diameter x 1.5″ height
Condition: Excellent with very slight rubbing to the gilt
Extra Large Chinese Punch Bowl Hand Painted Qianlong Period circa 1760$9,700.00
An altogether fabulous bowl! The hand-painted Famille Rose decoration is exquisite and vibrant. We see lifelike carp beautifully painted in pink and orange swimming among stylized lotus inside the bowl. In Chinese tradition, fish swimming among lotus is a wish for continued success, and they inspire me. They are so well painted that we can almost feel them move around in the bowl. They look or swim upward, symbolizing the owner’s success in upward movement in society. Above the fish, the border on the rim shows clouds on turquoise ground and waterlilies with waves on iron-red ground. Painted on the outside of the bowl are superb pink and white peonies and beautiful clusters of plum tree flowers painted in cheerful pale yellow and pink. The colors are heightened by the green leaves that surround them. Truly magnificent.
Dimensions: 15.75″ diameter x 6.75″ tall
Condition: Current condition is excellent. Two 3″- 4″ hairlines were impeccably invisibly restored. The bottom of the well has original slight firing imperfections visible only if one enlarges image #3.
Large Chinese Imari Porcelain Charger Made Qianlong Era Circa 1760$2,860.00
This large Chinese Imari porcelain charger dates to the Qianlong period of the Qing dynasty, circa 1760. Finely potted with a lovely rich, glassy, white glaze, the charger is hand-painted in a vivid Imari palette of orange-red, cobalt blue, and gold. We see chrysanthemums, lotus, and peony flowers in full bloom. The exquisite orange-red decoration is detailed and outlined in gold, which gives the design a luxurious look. On the underside, we see the artemisia leaf mark painted in underglaze blue within a traditional double ring. Typical of Chinese Imari ware in this period, the charger’s underside also bears a traditional sketch of two branches of plum blossoms.
Dimensions: 14.15″ in diameter x 1.75″ in height
Condition: a single edge chip invisibly restored
Five Antique Chinese Porcelain Saucers Made Circa 1770$1,220.00
This set of antique Chinese porcelain saucers features beautiful peonies hand-painted in monochrome purple.
Peonies symbolize prosperity, good luck, love, and honor in Chinese tradition. The color purple symbolizes love and spiritual awareness.
The saucers were made circa 1770, during the reign of the Qianlong Emperor.
Dimensions: 4.3″ in diameter x 1″ deep
Chinese Blue and White Small Vase Made of Soft-Paste Porcelain$760.00
This delicate Chinese blue and white bud vase was made in the early 18th century circa 1720. Hand-painted in shades of cobalt blue, it shows peonies emanating from rockwork. The vase has an elegant, slender form that rises to a flared lotus form rim. It is supported on an oval-shaped foot. The body has a milky-white glaze, which crackled when fired (see image #s 2.5.6)
Dimensions: 5″ in height x 2.6″ across x .8″ deep
Condition: Excellent with the very, very slightest roughness on the upper edge.
Large Antique Chinese Porcelain Bowl Famille Rose Made circa 1900$870.00
This lovely 19th century Famille Rose bowl was painted in shades of purple, orange, and green. The outside of the bowl features a band of purple diamond pattern with inset panels of blooming peonies and smaller panels with monochrome orange landscapes. Below the purple band we see butterflies and sprigs of flowers. Inside the bowl a larger sprig of blooming peonies sits in the well. In Chinese tradition, peonies are known as the king of flowers and symbolize royalty and wealth.
Dimensions: 4.5 in. H x 10.25 in. Dm
Condition: Good: with a single almost invisible 3″ hairline restored in the colored band
Six Blue and White Chinese Porcelain Dishes Kangxi Era Made c-1700$5,800.00
These six beautiful Chinese blue and white porcelain dishes were painted in the Kangxi era circa 1700. Hand-painted using both soft and dark cobalt blue, each dish is very slightly different from the others in the set. The decoration is exquisite. At the center of each dish, there are two flowering peonies emanating from rockwork. On the border surrounding the peonies are other flowers including chrysanthemums, and plum blossoms. These dishes have meaning in Chinese tradition. Peonies are much loved for their bold size and colors. They are known as the flower of “riches and honor.”* Chrysanthemums symbolize abundance, while plum blossoms symbolize endurance and hope*. The dishes are molded, and the border of each plate is fluted in a pattern similar to the petals on a flower. The total effect is delightful.
Dimensions: 8″ in diameter x 1” in height
Condition: Excellent with minor frits on the foot of each dish
*See “Chinese Art A Guide to Motifs and Visual Imagery” by P B Welch.
Chinese Porcelain Plate Hand-Painted with Mandarin Ducks, Circa 1860$1,230.00
This beautiful mid 19th-century Chinese plate was hand-painted in the Famille Rose style in the Qing dynasty, circa 1860. The plate depicts two Mandarin ducks swimming on a lotus pond. They look at each other and seem to smile. This is a happy plate with a symbolic message. Mandarin ducks are thought to mate for life. Therefore, in Chinese lore, they represent a happy marriage. In the Qianlong period, this would have been a perfect wedding gift! The plate is finely painted in exquisite polychrome enamels. We see pink shading into lavender pink and blue shading into light blue and turquoise. Highlights of grey, yellow, green, and light brown with gilt are framed by waveforms in bright white. On the border, we see the eight Chinese immortals, some riding wonderful mythical beasts. On the reverse of the plate are three traditional iron-red flower sprays.
Dimensions: diameter 8.75.”
Set of 12 Chinese “Laughing Boys” circa 1800$11,800.00
From the Collection of Mario Buatta
A standout In Mario’s collection is this rare set of a dozen antique Chinese hand-painted “Laughing Boys”.
One look and you see the individual personality of each boy. They are all happy and smiling, but each one has his own unique character.
Made circa 1800 they wear clothing of that era. Their brightly colored jackets are exquisite and add to the joy they create.
Dimensions: height ranging from 6″ to 7″ tall x 4″ across x 2.25″ deep
Pair of Antique Chinese Stoneware Cats Qing Era 19th Century$5,300.00
Qing Chinese Porcelain Bowl with the “Longevity” Character$2,100.00
Pair Chinese Celadon Garden Seats$4,800.00
Chinese Blue and White Jars Late Qing Dynasty 19th Century Circa 1880$11,200.00
Pair of Chinese Export Famille Rose Dessert Plates$800.00
Antique Chinese Stoneware Pillow$380.00
Judgment of Paris Chinese Export Plate$1,100.00
A rare Chinese export porcelain plate showing the Judgement of Paris. The delicately painted figures derive from a painting by Jean Paul Rubens. The scene shows Rubens’ version of idealized feminine beauty, with the goddesses Venus, Minerva, and Juno on one side and Paris on the other side. Charged by Jupiter to pick the most beautiful of the three, Paris selects Venus and awards her the golden apple. The plate was made during the Qianlong Reign, circa 1750.
Dimensions Diameter 9 in. x H 1 in. Condition Excellent. Very slight rubbing to the enamel. Price: $1,100
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