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  • 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.

    Price: $2,860

    #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

    Price: $3,280

    The price for the pair of chargers is $6,140.

  • Pair Large Imari Jars Hand-Painted Porcelain Late 19th Century Meiji Period

    $3,600.00

    This pair of hand-painted, antique Japanese Imari porcelain jars dates to the late 19th century, circa 1880. The jars are decorated with a traditional Japanese Imari motif of birds and flowers painted in enamels of intense iron red, deep cobalt blue, peach, and gold. They have a wine jar shape with a high domed and flanged lid. The finials are well-formed traditional shi-shi, guardian lions. They are spotted and gilded. An exquisite panel on the front and back of each jar is the main feature of the jars. Each of the panels shows a bird among flowering fruit tree blossoms and chrysanthemums (see images 1,2,4, and 7). The ground around the panels is filled with flowers and scrolling vines.

    Dimensions: 16″ x 8″ diameter at the widest point x 5.35″ diameter at the base

    Condition: Excellent

  • Pair Blue and White Delft Mantle Jars Hand Painted Netherlands, Circa 1770

    $3,200.00

    This pair of Dutch Delft mantle jars shows a delightful rococo scene hand-painted on blue and white Delft. We see a pair of cows resting in a fenced area with a flock of birds in the sky and in the background fields and mountains. The finial on the cover is in the form of the traditional spotted lion.

    Dimensions: 14.5″ tall x 6.5″ diameter at the widest point x 4″ diameter at the base.

    Condition: Excellent with small edge chips invisibly restored

  • Antique Blue and White Delft Group Jars and Vases

    $11,600.00

    The jars and vases in this group were made in the 18th and 19th centuries. All are in excellent or very good condition, with slight edge chips invisibly restored. They range in size from 10.5″ tall to 23.5″ tall. They are well matched for color, with the largest single jar made in the late 19th century showing a bit of the pink body under the glaze.

    Condition: Very Good to Excellent

    Price for the group: $11,600

  • 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

  • Blue and White Dutch Delft Jar Made Circa 1800

    $1,800.00

    This beautiful blue and white Delft jar was made in the Netherlands circa 1800. The jar is expertly hand-painted in deep cobalt blue with panels showing a chinoiserie scene. We see a pagoda with a songbird in a flower-filled garden. The shape of the jar is octagonal. The body and cover have ribs. The ribbing enhances the beauty of the jar as light plays over the ribbing. The cover has a traditional lion finial painted in deep blue. On the shoulder and around the base, we see symbols of good fortune.

    Dimensions: 13.5″ tall x 6.5″ at widest point x 4.25″ across the base

    Condition: Excellent

  • Two Pairs Imari Jars Hand-Painted Porcelain Late 19th Century Meiji Period

    $7,200.00

    Two pairs of Imari jars. Price for the four jars: $7,200

    Pair 1 (front)
    Hand-painted in Imari designs, both jars show beautiful waterside scenes in cobalt blue, gilt, and two tones of iron red. The colors are exquisite and intense. We see water lilies, lotus, peonies, and bellflowers. One jar shows a shoreline, the other a cresting wave. Above the main scene on each jar is a medallion with gilded floral decoration. Around the shoulder and the base of each jar is a ring of decoration inspired by Japanese textiles. The hand-painted panels on the reverse echo the panels on the front of the jars but with many subtle changes (see image #8). On the side of each jar, we see a traditional Imari image of a vase on the garden terrace. The pair were made in Japan in the Meiji Period, circa 1880.

    Dimensions: 15″ tall x 7″ diameter at the widest point.

    Condition: Excellent.

    Price: $3,600

    Pair 2 (back)
    This pair of hand-painted, antique Japanese Imari porcelain jars date to the late 19th century, circa 1880. The jars are decorated with a traditional Japanese Imari motif of birds and flowers painted in enamels of intense iron red, cobalt blue, peach, and gilding. They have a wine jar shape with a high domed and flanged lid. The finials are the traditional shi-shi, guardian lions. They are spotted and gilded. The main design is an exquisite panel on the front and back of each jar. Each panel shows a bird among flowering fruit tree blossoms and chrysanthemums. The ground around the panels is filled with flowers and scrolling vines.

    Dimensions: 16″ x 8″ diameter at the widest point x 5.35″ diameter at the base

    Condition: Excellent.

    Price: $3,600

  • Blue and White Delft Mantle Jar Netherlands circa 1780

    $1,640.00

    This charming blue and white Dutch Delft jar is decorated in shades of cobalt blue. Hand-painted in the late 18th century circa 1780, the jar mixes rococo and chinoiserie design elements. We see a modest house with blossoming fruit trees and pine trees. Beyond the house, we see water and a pagoda on the far shore. The cover is decorated with flowers. The finial on the cover has traditional blue stripes. On the reverse side of the jar is a single artemisia leaf, a Chinese symbol of wishes for good health. The shape of the jar is a traditional Dutch Delft round form rising from a round foot.

    Dimensions: 11.5″ tall x 6″ diameter at the widest point x 3.5″ diameter at the base

    Condition: Excellent

  • 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 Blue and White Delft Jar Made Belgium Circa 1900

    $2,400.00

    This large Delft jar has a traditional bird and flower decoration painted on a white tin-glazed ground. We see birds in a garden of beautiful flowers. The design on the shoulders and cover is classic Delft, with panels decorated with blue flowers on white ground separated by blue background decorated with leaves and vines. A traditional lion finial tops the cover. The jar is octagonal with a light pink tone as the white tin glaze was painted in a way that lets a bit of the underlying clay show through. Made by Boch Frères Keramis in La Louvière, Belgium.
    Belgium was part of The Netherlands until 1831. Many of the early workers at Boch Frères Keramis were hired away from Dutch Delft factories. Begun in 1844, Boch Frères Keramis won a gold medal at the exhibition of Belgian industry in 1847. The underside of the jar is marked. From the marks, we date the jar to circa 1900.

    Dimensions: 23.5″ tall x 11″ across x 6.1 across the base

    Condition: Excellent with some faint lines in the glaze from the making.

  • Blue and White Dutch Delft Charger 18th Century Made, Circa 1770

    $930.00

    This hand-painted Dutch Delft charger features a delightful, topsy turvy chinoiserie scene with a fresh point of view. We see a wall of blue rockwork stretching to a blue sky. Around and seemingly hanging from the rockwork is a flower-filled vine. Below that is a pagoda, then water, and a diminutive pagoda. The wide border is decorated with lovely floral designs.

    Dimensions: 13.75″

    Condition: Excellent with small edge fits invisibly restored

  • Set Hicks and Meigh Ironstone Dinner and Soup Dishes Made England circa 1820

    $720.00

    Made by Hicks and Meigh, this set has six dinner dishes and five matching soup dishes. The decoration is lovely: a butterfly hovers above a flower-filled garden. We see purple peonies and pink fruit tree blossoms emanating from cobalt blue rockwork.

    Dimensions: Both the soups and the dinner dishes measure 10.25″ in diameter

    Condition: Good with some knife marks and rubbing to the glaze

  • 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

    Condition: Excellent

  • Large Ironstone Bowl Made England Circa 1870

    $480.00

    This lovely bowl is decorated with a beautiful garden scene showing a blossoming fruit tree rising from blue rockwork, oversized white and pink peonies, ochre-colored chrysanthemums, and a butterfly hovering above.
    This beautiful central scene is encircled by a blue border with scrolling vines and flower heads.
    Flowers on the vine decorate the sides of the bowl, and the edge is decorated with “diamonds” and flowers.
    The design is timeless with enduring appeal.

    Dimensions: 14.5″ long x 11.25″ wide x 2.75″ deep

    Condition: Very good: with very slight rubbing to the enamels and slight knife marks that are not ordinarily visible without very close inspection (see images)

  • Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Platter Hand-Painted, 18th Century, Circa 1770

    $1,600.00

    This exquisite Chinese blue and white porcelain platter was hand-painted in the Qianlong dynasty in the 18th century. It has the timeless appeal of beautiful flowers blooming in a garden. We see a fence, willow tree, rockwork, and large peonies, which seem to float above the garden, all painted in deep cobalt blue. The border decoration has intricate patterning with wave and diamond pattern designs. The shape of the platter is a traditional Chinese export cut-cornered rectangle.

    Dimensions: 14″ x 10.5″ x 1″height

    Condition: Excellent

  • 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.

  • Pair Creamware Dishes 18th Century England Painted in Pink & Purple Made c-1770

    $720.00

    We are pleased to offer this lovely pair of 18th century English creamware dishes made circa 1780. Decorated in enamels, both plates
    feature a chinoiserie scene. In conversation, we see two fashionably dressed women, a small child holding a pinwheel as he looks up, pointing to a group of chimes, and an older boy standing nearby. And at the far right, we see another boy seated with a parrot on his arm.
    Dimensions: 9.5 inches diameter
    Condition: Excellent
    Price: $720 for the pair
    History of creamware
    Creamware was created in the 1760s by Josiah Wedgwood. He was the first of the English potters to produce a cream-colored earthenware with a light-colored body. Wedgwood marketed these wares as Queensware after Queen Charlotte gave Wedgwood the honor of ordering a set. As its popularity increased, many of the other English potters began to make creamware as well. It replaced saltglaze stoneware as the dinnerware of all but the high aristocracy, which most likely would have had a service of Chinese export porcelain dishes.

  • Set of Four Wedgwood Dessert Dishes Showing a Pair of Ducks Made England c-1820

    $480.00

    We are pleased to offer this set of four Wedgwood dessert dishes showing a simply beautiful scene with a pair of ducks by the water’s edge. Nearby are a flowering fruit tree and rockwork painted in Imari colors of iron red, cobalt blue, and glistening gold. The artist has left much of the surface unpainted, allowing the crisp, clean white of the pottery to show.
    The dishes were made by Wedgwood in England, circa 1820.

    Dimensions: diameter 8″                      Condition: Excellent                  Price: $480 for the four dishes

  • Pair Spode Shell-Shaped Dishes Orange and Blue Early 19th Century, Circa 1820

    $580.00

    Spode made this pair of fine quality shell-shaped dishes in England in the early 19th century, circa 1820. The dishes were printed in shades of orange and blue Orange and blue is the traditional color combination of Imari porcelains first exported from Japan to Europe in the mid 17th century. Here the use of these two colors is simply elegant. The design shows a traditional garden scene with blue rockwork, orange peonies and chrysanthemums, and bamboo. decorated with both orange and blue leaves.

    Dimensions: 10 long x 8.5″ wide x 2″ deep

    Condition: Excellent

  • Newhall Boy in the Window Pattern Bowl, England, Circa 1810

    $480.00

    This 6″ diameter bowl is a small gem. Decorated with New Hall’s beautiful boy in the window pattern it was made circa 1810. The boy in the window pattern is English chinoiserie at its most lovely. This colorful bowl shows a young boy standing at the window of his home looking out at two friends. The boys are watched over by his mother or governess.

    Dimensions: 6″ in diameter x 2.75″ tall

    Condition: excellent

  • 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.”

    Condition: Excellent

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