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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.
#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
Antique English Porcelain Dish Hand Painted with Flowers 19th Century Circa 1830$340.00
The dish is hand-painted with perfect pink and purple roses and a fabulous orange eastern poppy. Around the center is a band of gilt. The border has impressed decoration of flowers and scrolling vines. It is an altogether lovely decoration. Coalport made the dish circa 1830, with a Coalport mark on the reverse (see the last image).
Dimensions: 8.5″ x .75 height
Condition: Excellent with the very slightest rubbing to the enamels
Minton Platter England Mid-19th Century Decorated Roses Pansies Forget Me Not$560.00
This is the perfect serving platter for cool drinks in the garden on a summer’s day.
Made by Minton circa 1840, the platter shows delicate roses, forget me knot, and pansies scattered about. The roses are a lovely pink, the pansies the expected yellow and purple, and the forget me not blue with a touch of yellow at the center. The flowers are enhanced by the green leaves surrounding them and the beautiful gilded border filled with flowers and scrolling vines. On the reverse is Minton’s pattern number 9874, written in iron red (it is barely visible in image #10).
Dimensions: 15″ x 12″ x 1.5″ height
Blue and White Delft Dish Netherlands Circa 1800$430.00
At the center of this lovely hand-painted blue and white Delft dish is a traditional chinoiserie view of a garden. We see an oversized peony, a willow tree, and rockwork. The wide border shows water lilies and flower buds. The artist used cobalt blue in various shades to enhance the beauty of the design. The dish was made circa 1800.
Dimensions: 9″ diameter x 1″ height
Blue and White Delft Plate with Bird Made Netherlands 18th Century Circa 1780$840.00
This Delft dish is hand-painted in fabulous, bright cobalt blue. Its center shows a lovely garden with a songbird among flowers in full bloom and a willow tree with its branches hanging over the garden. The border of the dish is filled with floral decoration and scrolling vines. The edge is painted with a traditional yellow slip.* This dish was made in the Netherlands in the last quarter of the 18th century, circa 1780.
Dimensions: 8.75″ diameter x 1.5″ height
*For an image of an 18th-century blue and white Delft dish with this yellow slip, see L-P van Geenen, Dutch Delftware, Marks and Factories page 237
Blue and White Delft Plate Made Circa 1800$480.00
This lovely Delft plate is hand-painted in deep cobalt blue. Made in the Netherlands circa 1800, it shows flowers bursting into view. The border is decorated with panels depicting buds and flowers.
Dimensions: 9.25″ diameter x 1″ height
Condition: Excellent with small edge frits invisibly restored
Blue and White Delft Charger Made Netherlands circa 1770 Chinoiserie Decoration$960.00
This blue and white Dutch Delft charger shows a chinoiserie scene in a lovely naive style. The chinoiserie scene in the center of the charger includes three unique viewpoints. On one side, we see a flower and buds in a vase. On the other side, we see stacks of water with pagodas at the water’s edge. The third image is a pair of mountains sketched below the two scenes. Seeing the three viewpoints at the same time is exciting.
Dimensions: 13.5″ x 2.25″ height
Condition: Excellent with slight edge frits invisibly restored
Antique Blue and White Delft Charger Hand-Painted in England circa 1765$1,200.00
This lovely Delft charger was hand-painted in England in the mid-18th century, circa 1765. The center shows a naïve garden scene with a willow tree, an oversized flower, and a large blue bud. The border decoration echoes the center scene. It is likely that a senior artist made the outlines and then handed the plate over to someone else to fill in the straight line decoration. Nevertheless, the result is beautiful.
Dimensions: 13″ in diameter x 2″ height
Blue and White Delft Charger Hand Painted Mid-18th Century, Circa 1765$1,480.00
This beautiful blue and white Dutch Delft charger shows a vibrant and detailed garden scene hand-painted in shades of cobalt blue. The decoration is crisp. The artist gave life to the well-painted scene by using a variety of shades of blue. Flowers spring from rockwork and fill the central space while a small butterfly hovers above. A butterfly with flowers is symbolic of love as butterflies love flowers. Along the border are five panels with simple floral decoration. The panels are separated by cross-hatching, known as “diamonds.”
Dimensions: 14″ in diameter x 1.5″ height
Condition: Excellent: with small edge frits invisibly restored
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
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.
Condition: Excellent with small edge fits invisibly restored
Blue and White Delft Charger 18th Century, Circa 1780$580.00
Made in the last quarter of the 18th century, this Dutch Delft charger is decorated with deep cobalt blue on white ground. It has a floral center that forms a five-pointed star. Around the center is an elaborate floral and foliate border. The eye-catching design radiates outward from the center to the two bands of floral decoration. On the reverse is a typical 18th century Delft blue factory mark showing the number “5”.
Dimensions: 13.5″ in diameter x 2″ height
Condition: Several very small glaze flakes restored to the rim; scattered age typical glaze lines and a glaze skip from the making (see image #5).
Large Salt Glazed Charger 18th Century Made in England circa 1765$860.00
Provenance: The Collection of Sir Samuel Hoare*
This large and exquisite salt-glazed charger was made in Staffordshire, England, in the 18th century circa 1765. The design is elegant and straightforward: the only decoration is the lobed and gadrooned edge. Press-molded, salt-glazed chargers, plates, dishes, and other service pieces filled the cupboards and dining rooms of middle and upper-class English and American homes from the mid-1740s until the end of the 18th century. The advent of this white stoneware dinnerware instigated a tabletop revolution.
*A paper label on the back of the charger (see image #6)
**J Skerry “Salt-Glazed Stoneware in Early America.”
***For an image of this type of charger recovered archaeologically at Colonial Williamsburg, see J Skerry “Salt-Glazed Stoneware in Early America.” page 231.
Wedgwood Creamware Platter or Charger 18th Century Made in England Circa 1785$365.00
This Wedgwood creamware round platter or charger was made in 18th century England circa 1785. The border is decorated with a traditional neoclassical design of iron-red flower heads connected by midnight brown “diamonds”.
Blue and White Delft Charger Hand-Painted in Netherlands 18th Century Circa 1780$1,100.00
This blue and white Dutch Delft charger was hand-painted circa 1780. The center of the charger is decorated with a large flower. Beyond the center, we see flowers that seem to follow one another around in a circle actively. The vibrant decoration draws your eye from the center outward.
Dimensions: diameter 13.75″
Condition: Very Good (with small edge chips invisibly restored)
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.”
Dutch Delft Hand-Painted Charger Painted Polychrome Colors 18th Century, c- 1760$760.00
A Dutch Delft charger hand-painted in colorful polychrome. Made in the mid 18th century, the charger shows a traditional Dutch Delft design of an overflowing flower basket in panels. The panels are separated by an exquisite medium blue decorated with scrolling vines. Soft green, manganese, orange, and iron red work together to create a beautiful design.
Dimensions: diameter 12″
Blue and White Delft Charger Hand-Painted, Netherlands, 18th Century, Circa 1760$945.00
The entire surface of this beautiful blue and white Dutch Delft charger is covered in deep cobalt blue coloring. The center of the charger is filled with hand-painted peonies; while the wide border is painted with a net-like pattern of peonies, leaves, and scrolling vines. This charger was made in the Netherlands in the mid-18th century, circa 1760.
Dimensions: 12″ diameter
Blue and White and Gold Dish Made in England by Spode, Circa 1820$420.00
This exquisite Regency period dish is painted in underglaze deep blue cobalt. Because the porcelain is translucent the intensity of the blue varies in the light. The blue ground is decorated with golden leaves and white peonies and daisies. The design is so well done that we can almost feel the texture of white flowers. The vibrant cobalt blue and the lavish gilt are as stunning today as they were 200 years ago.
Dimensions: diameter 8.25″ x 1.5″ height
Blue and White Dutch Delft Dish Made, Circa 1760$950.00
Why we love it: The cobalt blue is exquisite!
Provenance: An identical dish is in the collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. For an image of this identical plate and a discussion of its origins, see: E B Schaap “Delft Ceramics at the Philadelphia Museum of Art” pages 74 and 75.
We are pleased to offer this Dutch Delft dish in the “Theeboom” pattern showing a tea plant with a fan-shaped bouquet of leaves and flowers. It was quite popular in the mid-18th century. The decoration fills the well of the charger. On the border are medallions and floral designs. The edges are delicately scalloped, which adds another beautiful dimension to the dish.
Dimensions: 10 inches diameter
We also have a selection of 13″-14″ diameter chargers in this pattern in the shop.
Large Red and Blue Dutch Delft Charger with Imari Colors Made Circa 1800$740.00
Provenance: A Duch collection
Made circa 1800, this lovely Dutch Delft charger was hand-painted in the Imari colors of red and blue with details painted green. The decoration shows red tulips with small green leaves and red tulip buds with blue fern-like leaves. Every single flower or bud is enclosed in a blue-edged cartouche. The design is inspired by 17th and 18th century Imari porcelains from Japan and China. Dimensions: diameter 13.5″ Condition: Excellent with very small edge frits invisibly restored
Blue and White Dutch Delft Charger Hand-Painted, Circa 1770$760.00
We are pleased to offer this Dutch Delft blue and white charger showing a pair of songbirds and a vase overflowing with flowers. It is hand-painted in deep cobalt blue on a bright white ground. The charger was made in the last quarter of the 18th century circa 1770.
‘Dimensions: 10.5″ diameter
Condition: Excellent with tiny edge frits along the outer edge invisibly restored.
Large Antique Blue and White Dutch Delft Charger Made Circa 1800$960.00
An antique blue and white Dutch Delft charger showing tulips and peonies. The bright cobalt blue is splendid on the bright white tin glaze background. The border is filled with a floral design. A zig-zag design appears just before the edge, which is painted with bright yellow slip. The yellow also brings out the color of the bright cobalt blue.
Dimensions: 12.5″ diameter x 2″ height
Condition: The charger is in excellent condition, with very tiny edge frits invisibly restored.
Hand-Painted Antique Blue & Gold English Porcelain Dish 18th Century c-1780$430.00
This exquisite late 18th-century dish features several elements that make it so full of life. First is the splendid hand-painted goldwork. This gilding enlivens the dish with its hand-painted golden vines, leaves, and edge. Additionally, the lovely fluting across the entire wide rim makes the design dance in the light. The delicate blue flowers coupled with the six blue lines add to the dishes’ beautiful sense of movement. The underside of the dish is marked with the Caughley “S” mark (For Salopian)
Dimensions: 8.25″ diameter
Condition: Excellent with the very, very slightest wear to the gilt
Antique English Porcelain Dish with Neoclassical Design on Yellow Ground, c 1800$420.00
The border of this antique English porcelain dish has an eye-catching design on an exquisite yellow ground. The neoclassical decoration is hand-painted. We see flower buds painted in grisaille crisscrossing oval medallions. Just beneath the yellow border is a chain of golden leaves. The gilding is splendid. You might place this stunning dish at the front door to hold keys or in the living room to hold candies. Or stand it up as an accent to brighten a room.
Dimensions: diameter 8.25″
English Porcelain Dish Decorated with Roses Made Circa 1820$330.00
A delightful English dish made circa 1820 with exquisite hand painted flowers on crisp white porcelain. In the center is a lovely pink rose. Other roses, forget me nots, and trailing vines surround it, all bursting with energy. The dark cobalt blue border makes the flowers stand out even more.
Dimensions: 8.75″ diameter
Minton Chinoiserie Dish$520.00
From the Collection of Mario Buatta
Mario loved finding unique pieces if they were also beautiful.
This is a rare early Minton porcelain dish with a wonderful hand-painted Chinoiserie scene. Made in England circa 1810. The dish features a delightful chinoiserie scene of a Chinese boy playing in a field. The pieces in this charming pattern were not identical: each piece would have portrayed figures performing a different activity. This pattern’s variety can be seen in a cup and saucer in this pattern, which we also acquired from Mario’s estate.
The reverse shows the Minton mark in underglaze blue with pattern number 539. For more information on the Chinese Sports Series, see Loren Zeller’s article “Jean-Baptiste Pillement’s Recueil de Plusieurs Jeux d’Enfants Chinois: A Review of the Artist’s Work as Source for 18th and 19th Century Ceramic Designs” in the Northern Ceramic Society Journal, Volume 32, June 2016.
Dimensions: Diameter 8.25 in. x H 1.5 in.
Blue and White Dogs on a Staffordshire Saucer$385.00
From the Collection of Mario Buatta
Mario loved dogs! In many of the homes he decorated he hung paintings of hounds and spaniels throughout the rooms. Here we have a small but exquisite dish showing a pair of hounds at rest. The wide border is filled with flowers and leaves in a traditional Staffordshire style of the Regency period. The lively deep cobalt blue adds to the beauty of the dish.
Made circa 1820 the dish is marked with the factory mark of Ralph and James Clews. The Clews factory was located in Stoke-on Trent in Staffordshire.
Dimensions: Dm 6 in.
Antique Blue and White Delft Charger$800.00
Large Antique Japanese Low Bowl Painted with Children-at-Play$1,400.00
French Faience Dessert Dish with Peacock$475.00
18th Century Pratt Pearlware Dish$250.00
Antique French Porcelain Plate with Children Playing and a Cobalt Blue Border$600.00
Judgment of Paris Chinese Export Plate$1,600.00
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: $1,600
Small 18th Century Dutch Delft Blue and White Dish$430.00
Pair of Antique Dishes Cobalt Blue with Red Roses$400.00
Blue and White Delft Charger$750.00
Antique Porcelain Armorial Dish with an Eagle and Crest$350.00
Fox Hunt Hand-Painted Antique English Plate Made circa 1815$700.00
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