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Curated groups of antique porcelain and pottery that will help you start or add to your own collection.

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  • Set of Five Dutch Delft Plates Hand Painted Circa 1800 Diameters 9″ and 12.25″


    This group of five hand painted Dutch Delft polychrome plates makes a lovely set.
    Each plate features a flower-filled garden scene in the center with predominant blue, green, and yellow.
    Touches of orange, iron red, and manganese add to the visual interest of the five plates.
    Each of the borders shows a repeating floral form.

    Dimensions: The 1 2.25″ Delft charger was made circa 1770. The Delft plates were made circa 1800.

    Condition: Excellent with small edge frits invisibly restored

  • Three Delft Chargers Polychrome Hand Painted Netherlands Circa 1780


    This collection of three antique Dutch Delft chargers showcases the craftsmanship of the 18th-century potteries in the city of Delft.
    Each charger is hand painted in a vibrant array of polychrome hues, including cobalt blue, green, yellow, iron red, ochre, and manganese purple.
    The charger on the bottom of the main image shows a beautiful hand painted flower-filled garden.
    We see a single large flower with green and iron red leaves, a willow tree with a purple trunk and ochre leaves, a garden fence painted in manganese with yellow posts outlined in iron red, and vibrant blue rockwork, which enhances all the other colors of the scene.
    The charger at the upper left of the image shows a lovely sprig of flowers with a large yellow tulip, yellow tulip buds, and bright blue leaves, all tied with an iron red bow.
    Around the center is a wide band with an iron red and yellow geometric pattern.
    The border has green leaves and a geometric pattern in two shades of blue.
    The third, slightly smaller charger (12″diameter) features a beautiful songbird settled on a flowering tree branch. Three butterflies are hovering nearby.
    The border has six panels, each with a floral design separated by iron red “diamonds.”
    The overall effect is harmonious and lovely!

    Diameters: 14″, 13.5″, and 12″

    Condition: Each charger is in excellent condition with slight edge frits invisibly restored.

  • Two Pairs of Blue and White Chinese Porcelain Dishes 18th Century


    Made in the Qianlong Era circa 1770, these remarkable Chinese blue and white porcelain dishes were hand painted in an exquisite combination of soft and deep cobalt blues.
    The pure white porcelain base is covered with a glaze of a slightly blueish tint.
    Because they are hand-painted, each dish has an individual character through subtle variations in the details.
    On the pair of dishes in the center, delicate peonies unfurl near a single chrysanthemum.
    The dishes have four panels on the border, each showing elegant branches with beautiful plum blossoms.
    The total effect is delightful!
    Deeply rooted In Chinese tradition, the beautiful flowers 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),”
    The cherished chrysanthemum, cultivated in China for three millennia, symbolizes both longevity and intellectual achievements, its allure transcending time.
    While the plum blossoms, with their enduring bloom in the harshness of late winter, embody the virtues of resilience, purity, and optimism.
    The undersides of these two dishes are marked in the center with the open lozenge, one of the revered Eight Precious Things*, and a symbol of good fortune and abundance.
    Also, painted on the underside along the border, we see a traditional pair of scrolling vines (see image#12).
    Taking center stage on the left and right dishes, a traditional garden tableau unfurls.
    We see flowers before a garden fence, buds emanating from rockwork, and plum blossoms near a bamboo screen.
    The scene encapsulates the essence of an 18th-century Chinese garden.
    On the reverse, once again, we see the traditional pair of scrolling vines gracing the border.

    Dimensions: 8.5″-8.75″ in diameter x 1″ in height

    Condition: Excellent

    *”The Eight Precious Things are general symbols of good luck and prosperity in Chinese art.” See Chinese Art A Guide to Motifs and Visual Imagery by P B Welch, pg 228.

  • Blue and White Dutch Delft Five Piece Garniture Hand Painted 18th Century C-1760


    This exquisite Delft five-piece garniture from mid-18th century Holland, circa 1760, is a masterpiece. The hand-painted panels on the front and back of each jar are decorated with a tranquil scene showing a deer and butterfly in a clearing, set against a backdrop of charming pagodas. In addition, the two side panels on each jar feature a large peony and a delightful songbird perched on a garden fence, adding natural beauty and elegance to the set.
    The canted corners of each piece in the garniture are beautifully decorated with small cartouches depicting serene water scenes. The upper band of decoration showcases intricate floral designs and shell shapes.
    Condition: Despite its age, the garniture is in very good condition, with only a few small chips that have been expertly and invisibly restored.      Dimensions: the pair of covered trumpet shapes and three covered jars are perfectly proportioned, measuring 14.5″ tall x 6″ wide x 5.5″ deep and 13.85″ tall x 5.25″ wide x 5.25″ deep, respectively.

  • Set Six Large Blue and White Chinese Porcelain Plates Hand-Painted Kangxi Era


    This set of six blue and white Chinese porcelain dishes was hand-painted 300 years ago, circa 1700, during the Kangxi dynasty. 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.” These dishes are of the rare “double dinner” size, 11″ in diameter. The dishes are each hand painted in a vibrant deep cobalt blue. We see a rocky outcropping with a pair of songbirds, beautiful peonies in full bloom, and a delicate flowering plum tree. The effect is gorgeous! The crisp cobalt blue border has intricate patterning with panels showing a single peony separated by scrolling vines and floral decoration.
    This decorative style was especially popular during the early Kangxi period.*
    On the underside, the dishes have the Chinese Kangxi Era square or “Fret” mark inside a double circle in underglaze blue. A traditional Chinese scene can be beautiful and also convey symbolic meaning. Peonies symbolize female beauty, royalty, wealth, and honor in Chinese tradition and have long been adored for their bold size and beautiful colors. The plum tree flowers early in the spring, announcing the end of winter and the rebirth of nature. Hence, it symbolizes endurance and hope.

    Dimensions:11″ in diameter x 1″ tall

    Condition: Excellent

    * Blue and white shards painted with rocks and floral subjects have been excavated from Kangxi era Jingdezhen private kiln sites and early 18th-century Chinese shipwrecks sunk in the South China Sea.

  • Six Blue and White Dishes Chinese Porcelain Hand Painted Kangxi Era, circa 1700


    This set of six blue and white Chinese porcelain dishes was hand-painted 300 years ago, circa 1700, during the Kangxi dynasty. 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 dishes are hand painted in tones of cobalt blue. Flowers are everywhere! Delicate flowering plum trees, beautiful peonies, and lotus flowers in full bloom, The effect is gorgeous! On the underside, the dishes have the Chinese square “Fret” mark or the artemisia leaf mark inside a double circle in underglaze blue.

    Dimensions: 9.7″ diameter

    Condition: Small edge frits invisibly restored

  • Set of 4 Blue and White Delft Plates Hand Painted 18th Century England, Ca. 1760


    These exquisite hand-painted Delft dishes, made in Bristol, England, circa 1760 and inspired by Chinese blue and white porcelain, are a perfect example of the mid-18th century English delftware artisans’ skill and creativity. The deep cobalt blue on the pale bluish glaze accentuates the delicate chinoiserie design. The center of each dish features a lovely garden scene, with three types of flowers; peony, plum blossom, and chrysanthemum – each with its rich symbolism in traditional Chinese culture. The peony represents wealth, prosperity, and prestige, while the plum blossom symbolizes integrity, persistence, and the endurance of hardship. Finally, the chrysanthemum, a symbol of happiness, vitality, and longevity, completes this beautiful trio of flowers. With a diameter of 9″ and a thickness of .75″, these dishes are the perfect size for display or use.

    In excellent condition, with slight edge frits invisibly restored, these dishes would be a valuable addition to any collection or a beautiful gift for a loved one.

    Made in Bristol, England, circa 1760, this set of four blue and white hand-painted Delft dishes is decorated in beautiful deep cobalt blue on a pale bluish glaze. These dishes have a beautiful delicate chinoiserie design. In the center, we see a lovely garden scene with flowers of three types emanating from rockwork: a large peony, a flowering chrysanthemum, and a plum blossom tree in full bloom. Peonies, plum blossom trees, and chrysanthemums each originated in China. The peony represents wealth, prosperity, and prestige in Chinese literature and tradition. At the same time, the plum blossom symbolizes integrity, persistence, and the endurance of hardship, and chrysanthemums symbolize happiness, vitality, and longevity. English delftware artisans of the mid-18th century often took inspiration from designs on imported Chinese blue and white porcelain.

    Dimensions: 9″ diameter x .75″

    Condition: Excellent with slight edge frits invisibly restored.

    For a similar Delft dish, see English Delftware in the Bristol Collection by Frank Briton image and description on pg 190 image 12.24.

  • Six Blue and White Dutch Delft Plates Netherlands, circa 1800


    This set of six gorgeous blue and white Dutch Delft plates was created in the Netherlands circa 1800.

    Each dish is a small work of art, with dimensions ranging from 8.75″ to 9.25″ in diameter.

    Despite their age, these plates are in excellent condition, with only very small edge chips that have been expertly and invisibly restored.

    Price for the set: $3,240

  • Group Blue and White Delft Chargers 18 Pieces Netherlands, Circa 1760-1780


    This group of blue and white Delft chargers has beautiful deep cobalt blue coloring. The white tin glaze is relatively uniform in its color. The sizes, colors, and designs make a harmonious group. The chargers were hand-painted between 1760 to 1780 and have wide borders with decoration around a central panel.

    They all measure between 13.25″ and 14″ in diameter.

    Condition: All are in excellent condition, with minimal edge frits invisibly restored.

  • Six Blue and White Chinese Porcelain Dishes Kangxi Era Made c-1700


    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.

  • Set of Six Large Blue and White Delft Chargers Hand-Painted 18th-Century


    This group makes a true blue statement. The deep cobalt blue is fabulous!  This set of six Dutch Delft chargers are hand-painted in the “Theeboom” pattern showing a tea plant with a fan-shaped bouquet of leaves and flowers. This is one of the most exquisite hand-painted designs made on Delft chargers in the 18th century, which explains why it was so popular. The pattern is lush and full of color. The deep blue decoration fills the charger. On the border are floral decorations and scroll designs. The white edges are delicately scalloped, adding another beautiful dimension to each charger. The chargers have the mark of De Klaauw “The Claw” for Delft made in the last quarter of the 18th century, or for LPK for De Porceleyne Lampetkan 1778-1811.     For an image and discussion of a group of Delft chargers with this pattern, see E B Schapp, Delft Ceramics at the Philadelphia Museum of Art pages 74 and 75.

    Dimensions: 13.5″-14.25″ in diameter        Condition: Excellent with very small edge frits invisibly restored            Price: $7,400 for the group

  • Six Blue and White Porcelain Saucers Made England 19th Century


    Six English porcelain saucers with cobalt blue gilded borders made England 19th century. The deep blue is beautiful. The gilded decoration is simple and elegant in the Regency style.  Several saucers have an impressed crown and indistinct marks indicating royal patronage.

    Dimensions: 5.25″-5.5″ diameter      Condition: Excellent

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