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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
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.
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
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.
Set of Six Large Blue and White Delft Chargers Hand-Painted 18th-Century$8,400.00
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: $8,400 for the group
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.
5 Porcelain Saucers with Cobalt Blue Borders Made England 19th & 20th Centuries$380.00
5 English porcelain saucers with cobalt blue gilded borders made England 19th and 20th centuries. The gilded decoration is simple and elegant in the Regency style. The two 20th century dishes were made by Copeland Spode, The three 19th century with an impressed crown and indistinct marks indicating royal patronage.
Dimensions: 5.25″-5.5″ diameter
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
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