Vases, Urns, & Ginger Jars

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  • 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.

  • Large Blue and White Delft Vase

    $460.00

    This large Delft vase is painted in tones of blue and white. We see four alternating panels. Two panels show a songbird in the garden of a flowering fruit tree. The other two panels show a man on a bridge calling up to his lover in the window of a pagoda. This vase would be perfect for flowers.

    Dimensions: 13.75″ x 7.5″ across the top x 6″ across the base.

    Condition: Excellent

  • Large Blue and White Dutch Delft Mantle Jar Made at ‘T Fortuyn’ in 18th Century

    $2,830.00

    This gorgeous blue and white Dutch Delft mantle jar was hand-painted at ‘T Fortuyn’ (The Fortune)* circa 1780. The front panel features a garden scene hand-painted in deep cobalt blue, showing rockwork, a willow tree, a single large and beautiful flower, and a flower-filled vase on the garden terrace. This lovely scene is framed by a raised deep blue border of scrolling vines. The jar has a traditional lion-dog finial. This lion-dog is exceptionally charming, with big eyes and what seems to be a smile. The jar was made to go on a mantle or bracket. So, while it is 16.5″ tall, it is only 6″ deep at the deepest point.

    Dimensions: 16.5″ tall x 6″ deep at the deepest point x 7″ wide at the widest point and 5″ deep at the base

    Condition Excellent with small edge chips invisibly restored

    The jar is marked on the underside “PVB” for Pieter Van Den Briel at ‘T Fortuyn.

  • Pair Large Blue and White Delft Jars Made Netherlands 18th Century Circa 1780

    $7,400.00

    A pair of blue and white Dutch Delft covered vases octagonal and fluted with a deep cobalt blue all-over design of flowers and scrolling vines.
    The shoulder and base are decorated with acanthus leaves.
    Traditional lion finials top the covers.

    Dimensions: 16.75″ tall x 8.5″ across the widest point x 5″ across the base.

    Condition: Excellent with small edge chips invisibly restored

  • Pair Massive Delft Jars Hand Painted in Polychrome Decoration Netherlands C-1880

    $7,600.00

    Massive jars like these were luxury items made to be displayed in the most important showplace in the home.
    The jars have Dutch Delft polychrome decoration and a traditional octagonal shape with a ribbed surface. The ribbing adds life to the design as light plays over the ribbed surface. We see panels showing a basket overflowing with flowers as well as flowers rising waterside. The scenes are hand-painted in a polychrome Delft palette of rich colors: green, blue, purple, iron-red, and yellow. The colors are exquisite! The creamy white background gives airiness to the composition and makes the colors stand out. The shoulder of each jar is decorated with cross-hatched “diamonds” and more floral decoration. The covers are topped by a beautiful pair of traditional lion finials.
    This pair of Delft polychrome jars were made circa 1880 using colors and techniques that first appeared in Delft pottery as early as the late sixteenth century.

    Dimensions: 28.5″ tall x 13.5″ at the widest point

    Condition: Excellent

  • Pair Dutch Delft Jars Hand-Painted in Traditional Polychrome Colors

    $2,460.00

    Looking at these jars, we see a lush garden with peacocks and stylized flowers in full bloom. There are five large peacocks! This pair of Dutch Delft jars is hand-painted in the traditional Delft polychrome colors of iron-red, manganese, moss green, and cobalt blue, with accents of bright yellow. This beautiful color combination was inspired by the arrival in Europe in the late 17th century of Chinese Famille Verte porcelain. The jars’ ribbed bodies sit on traditional octagonal bases. The ribbing adds life to the decoration as light plays over the curving surfaces. A proud lion finial surmounts each cover. The jars date to the late 19th century or early 20th century.

    Dimensions: 15″ tall x 7″ wide x 4.25″across 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Pair Imari Ice Pails Hand-Painted in Admiral Nelson Pattern England Circa 1810

    $16,300.00

    Coalport Porcelain made this fabulous pair of Admiral Nelson pattern ice pails circa 1810.   The intensity of the Imari colors on the Admiral Nelson pattern is quite remarkable. It is the epitome of Regency decoration.  Hand-painted in England, they are decorated in a traditional, vibrant Imari palette: richly gilded and painted in cobalt blue and iron red.  The decoration is designed in horizontal bands. The scene on the lower part of the tureen shows a traditional Imari image of a vase on a garden terrace. The band above shows a waterside scene with whimsical turquoise water birds, which were never seen in Japanese Imari. The turquoise birds and the pink accents are the distinguishing characteristics of the Coalport Admiral Nelson pattern. The coolers are made of three pieces. The body, the cover, and a liner to hold ice (see image #7).

    Dimensions: 11″ tall x 10″ across the handles x 8.5″ diameter

    Condition: Excellent with some very slight wear to the gilt .

  • Pair Japanese Imari Jars Made in the Meiji Period, Circa 1880

    $3,460.00

    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.

  • Pair Large Delft Mantle Vases Painted in Polychrome Colors

    $1,760.00

    Made in the Netherlands circa 1880, this pair of Dutch Delft mantle vases have a traditional double gourd shape. The vases were painted in traditional polychrome colors showing a waterside scene filled with flowers and songbirds. Panels show a waterside scene with long-tailed birds painted yellow, blue, green, and a rich shade of over the glaze iron-red. One bird flies above, and one bird rests among beautiful flowers. Between the panels are segments of bright floral decoration painted on deep cobalt blue ground.

    Dimensions: 17″ tall x 6.75″ diameter at the widest point and 5″ across the octagonal base

    Condition: Excellent with small edge frits invisibly restored

  • Blue and White Pair Large Japanese Jars Meiji Period Circa 1880

    $4,200.00

    Hand-painted on each large jar, a songbird sits perched on a lush flowering fruit tree while two birds fly above.
    The jars are mirror images of one another.
    The painter used underglaze cobalt blue on creamy white porcelain to create a beautiful all-around garden scene.
    Along the top edge of each jar is a blue band with scrolling vines and flowers that matches a band on each cover.
    Along the base is another decorative band of blue.
    Dimensions: 20″ tall x 10″ diameter at the widest point x 5.15″ diameter at the base
    Condition: Excellent

  • Blue and White Delft Jar Hand-Painted Circa Circa 1780

    $1,730.00

    This large blue and white Delft jar is hand-painted showing beautiful flower-filled baskets on white tin-glazed ground.
    We see sunflowers and tulips overflowing baskets alongside floral decoration with scrolling vines.
    The ribbed body sits on a traditional octagonal base. The ribbing adds life to the decoration as light plays over the curves.
    Across the middle of the jar, we see a band of cobalt blue with panels of flowers.
    The underside of the jar has a typical 18th-century mark “2” used in the factory to denote this particular size and shape jar.

    Dimensions: 17″ tall x 8.5″ diameter x 5″ across base
    Condition: Excellent

  • Dutch Delft Garniture Five Pieces Polychrome Made Circa 1880

    $3,200.00

    This charming Dutch Delft garniture comprises two beaker vases and three baluster-form jars with their covers.
    It is in excellent condition.
    We see a romantic countryside scene with a shepherdess and sheep. Sitting comfortably in the shade of a large tree, she holds her staff and looks out onto a spacious grassy meadow.
    In the background, we see a castle turret to her left and a church and steeple on her right.
    The scene evokes the romantic feeling of the 18th century.
    To create the scene, the painter used soft earth tone colors: two shades of blue, green, iron-red, yellow, and manganese.
    The scene is bordered with a molded bright yellow and manganese cartouche with manganese flowers at the head and base. The reverse side of each vase has green leafy branches and red flowers. Each cover is painted with a yellow flower and surmounted by a traditional lion finial.

    Dimensions: The covered vases are 15″ tall x 7″ wide x 4.25″ deep at the base. The open vases are 10″ tall x 5.5″ wide x 3.75″ deep at the base.
    Condition Excellent: small edge frits are invisibly restored

  • Very Large Blue and White Delft Jar Belgium Circa 1880

    $2,600.00

    This fabulous Delft jar is painted with traditional deep cobalt blue on a tin-glazed ground.
    The jar has six panels, which alternate between flowers in a basket and ferns with scrolling vines.
    Large blue lappets decorate the shoulders and cover.
    The jar was made by Boch Frères Keramis in La Louvière, Belgium circa 1880.
    Belgium was part of The Netherlands until 1831, and 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 the Belgian industry In 1847.
    The underside of the vase is marked BFK.

    Dimensions: Height 19.5″ x 9.25″ diameter at the widest point x 5.5″ diameter at the base

    Condition: Excellent

  • Pair of Large Blue and White Delft Jars Made Belgium Circa 1880

    $4,660.00

    This pair of large Delft jars has a traditional blue flower decoration painted on a white tin-glaze ground.
    Each jar is hand-painted, showing beautiful flowers.
    The shoulders and cover were decorated in a traditional style with floral panels separated by “diamonds.”
    The jars were made by Boch Frères Keramis in La Louvière, Belgium.
    Belgium was part of The Netherlands until 1831, and 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 the Belgian industry In 1847.
    The underside of each jar is marked. From the marks, we date the jars to circa 1880-1890.

    Dimensions: Height 19.5″ x diameter at the widest point 9.75″ x diameter at the base 5″.

    Condition: Excellent

  • 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 early18th century. 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.

  • Small Drabware Vase Neoclassical Design Made England, Circa 1830

    $760.00

    Ridgway made this drabware vase in England circa 1830. Pressed out in a mold, this eye-catching vase has high-relief neoclassical decoration consisting of Roman-style portraits under a band of grape leaves on the vine. The handles are in the form of intertwined branches. This elegant design is finished with an egg and dart decoration around the top edge. Drabware is unlike other pottery. The rich color of all drabware stems from the fact that each piece is created using dark clay rather than white clay. Transparent glaze over the clay produces drabware’s naturally rich, saturated color.

    Dimensions: 7″ across the handles x 4.75″ diameter x 5.25″ tall

    Condition: Excellent

  • Pair of Early 19th Century Wedgwood Rosso Antico Jardinieres

    $4,000.00

    A pair of rosso antico jardinières made by Wedgwood, ca. 1810. This pair of jardinieres has a beautiful basketweave pattern accentuated by black basalt details in the Egyptian Revival style.

    Dimensions: 5 1/2 in. Dm x 6 3/4 in. H (13.9 cm Dm x 17.8 cm H)

    Condition: Excellent. Segment of lack rope-twist band on back of one jardinière missing, measuring 0.7 cm.

    References: Wedgwood Museum, 1319.

  • Blue and White Delft Mantle Jar Hand-Painted 18th Century Netherlands Circa 1780

    $1,220.00

    A blue and white Dutch Delft mantle jar hand-painted in exquisite deep cobalt blue. We see a peacock in a garden filled with flowers and ferns. The cover is similarly decorated and topped with a traditional round knop covered in blue. Made in the Netherlands circa 1780, jars like this would have been placed on a mantle or a bracket.

    Dimensions: Height 12.25″ x diameter at widest point 5.25″ x diameter at base 3.5″

    Condition: Excellent with small edge chips invisibly restored. The underside is partially glazed, which was the tradition in many 18th century Delft factories.

  • Blue and White Delft Jar Hand-Painted in The Netherlands Mid 20th Century

    $1,630.00

    This blue and white jar is a hand-painted gem of mid 20th century Delft. What makes this jar so exceptional is the exquisite deep rich blue painting. Made by De Porceleyne Fles, this lovely jar is beautifully decorated with flowers, rockwork, and butterflies in a traditional Delft theme. The ribbed body sits on a traditional octagonal base. The ribbing adds life to the decoration as light plays over the curves.

    Dimensions: 12″ tall x 6.75″ at widest point x 5.25″ across the base

    Condition: Excellent

  • Pair of Small Blue and White Dutch Delft Vases Made, 18th Century circa 1760

    $4,300.00

    This pair of blue and white Dutch Delft vases was hand-painted in cobalt blue. The exquisite blue decoration features an all-around scene in the “Thousand Flowers” style of the 18th century, circa 1760. Each vase shows a songbird In the midst of flowers, leaves, and scrolling vines. The design is lively, and the painting is beautifully done. The quality of the glaze is exceptional. The softly rounded octagonal shape of the vases is traditional to Dutch Delft. This pair was made by and has the mark of “The Three Gilded Ashcans.” A similar pair can be found in the Philadelphia Museum collection in the Bradbury Bedell Memorial Collection 1921-3-159, 160. Place these vases in a room with other colors, and something magical happens; all the colors in the room come out more sharply.

    Dimensions: 10.75 inches tall x 5 inches at the widest point

    Condition: Good. Very small edge frits invisibly restored.

  • Group of Large Dutch Delft Jars and Vases 18th-19th and 20th Centuries

    $10,700.00

    A Group of Dutch Delft jars and open vases late 18th to 20th centuries. Please see below for a description of each of the pieces in this set.

  • Blue and White Delft Ginger Jars Made in Netherlands, circa 1860

    $1,600.00
  • Wedgwood Egyptian Revival Black Basalt and Rosso Antico Incense Burner

    $900.00
  • Chinese Blue and White Jars Late Qing Dynasty 19th Century Circa 1880

    $15,200.00
  • Antique Blue and White Delft Vases with Peacocks

    $6,200.00
  • Pair of Paris Porcelain Golden Mantle Vases in Empire Style Made Circa 1840

    $2,600.00

    We are pleased to offer this pair of golden Paris Porcelain mantle vases made in the Empire style, circa 1840. The gilding on these vases is dazzling. The delicate band of flowers and the matte handles emphasize the mirror-like quality of the gold. Gilding used gold as pigment in paint: the artist ground the gold into a fine powder and mixed it with a binder. Then the gold was applied in the same way as paint. After gold-painting, the artist would heat the piece enough to melt the gold slightly, ensuring an even coat.

    Dimensions: 12.25 inches tall x 6 inches across x 3.25 inches deep

    Condition: Excellent

    Price: $2,600                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Background of Paris Porcelain: Old Paris porcelain, or Vieux Paris, produced by numerous private factories clustered around the French capital, was known for gilded opulence. The time frame for the production of Paris Porcelain extends from the late 18th century up to the 1870s. Most pieces are not marked.

  • Pair of Opaline Vases with Colorful Flowers on a Sky Blue Ground

    $1,100.00
  • Pair of Antique Porcelain Fruit Coolers

    $12,000.00

    A pair of exceptional Spode porcelain fruit coolers large, richly gilded and beautifully painted with pink roses and green leaves on a gold ground.

    Ice pails were commonly placed on the sideboard and used as fruit coolers, often for serving iced cream with the fruit (also called fruit coolers). They were the 18th and 19th century equivalent of today’s ice cream maker. Traditionally placed on the sideboard in the dining room, the base would have been filled with ice; the liner filled with cream and occasionally cut fruit. Additional ice was placed on the high walled cover. At the end of the meal the Hostess would serve the iced cream.

    Dimensions: H 16 in. x W 11 in. x D 8 in.

    Condition: Excellent

  • Pair of 18th C. Creamware English Flower Holders

    $4,300.00
  • Pair of Neoclassical Portrait Vases

    $4,600.00

    A pair of early 19th-century French porcelain vases with exquisite execution of classical portraits. Each vase features an outstanding portrait of a single figure on the front and back. The artist has represented something of each person’s character. The figures are painted in grisaille framed in gold.

    The portraits are set against a beautiful blue ground with delicate purple neoclassical designs. Decorated with acanthus leaves and stylized Greek keys, the gilding on the vases is outstanding. It is the combination of these elements which makes the vases so exceptional.

    Dimensions: H 11.75 in. x Dm 7.25 in.

    Condition: Excellent

  • Antique Porcelain Urn from Regency Period

    $8,500.00

    A Regency porcelain vase or urn in a campana- (bell) shape. This urn is finely painted with beautiful pink peonies, yellow roses, and a single carnation all overflowing from a green basket. The reverse shows beautiful pink peonies. An elaborate gilded design supports the painted scene.

    The dainty, feminine design of this Regency urn will bring a touch of whimsy to your space.

    Dimensions: H 13.5 in. x Dm 11 in.

    Condition: Excellent

  • Pair of Antique Delft Blue and White Vases

    $10,800.00

    We found a great pair of large, early Dutch Delft vases from the beginning of the 18th century, made between 1700 and 1720. These outstanding vases are decorated with chinoiserie scenes of warriors and noblemen. The detail and quality of the painting is exceptional.

    Looking at these vases the viewer is transported into the world portrayed on the vases. We see a warrior with bow and arrow on horseback, an armored horseman, and a nobleman with his retinue.

    Dimensions: H 22 in. x 9.5 inches W across the widest point, 7.75 inches W at the base

    Condition: Excellent

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