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Blue and White Platter Chinese Porcelain In The Style Of Qianlong Era Circa 1770$560.00
This exquisite Chinese blue and white porcelain platter was painted in the 20th century in the style of the Qianlong Era circa 1770. It has timeless appeal and symbolic meaning!
We see a lovely pair of spotted deer in a clearing near pine trees.
In Chinese tradition, combining pine trees with deer conveys a wish for longevity to the owner of the platter. To the left of the pines, we see bamboo trees, and across the water, we see flowering fruit trees.
This combination of trees is known as the Three Friends of Winter*, symbolizing longevity and persistence.
The scene is beautiful, combining medium and deep tones of blue.
The border decoration has intricate patterning with alternating fences and floral decoration.
The shape of the platter is a traditional Chinese export cut-cornered rectangle.
Dimensions: 14″ x 10.75″ x 1″height
Provenance: A private Swedish collection. Note the sticker on the back of the platter.
*This grouping first appeared in a ninth-century poem by Zhu Qingyu.
For more information on the Three Friends of Winter, see Chinese Art A Guide to Motifs and Visual Imagery by PB Welch.
Wedgwood 18th Century Pierced Creamware with Painted Decoration England C-1785$580.00
This Wedgwood pierced creamware dish was made at the Wedgwood factory in Stoke-on-Trent, England, circa 1785. The elegant piercings are hand-made. The cavetto is decorated with a band of eye-catching red up-down squiggles. The edge of the plate is decorated with a thin band of brown slip. The overall effect is exquisite! This plate is one of my favorites.
On the underside is the impressed mark “WEDGWOOD.”
Dimensions: 9″ in diameter
Large Red Greekware Platter with Well and Tree Made by Herculaneum, circa 1820$760.00
Herculaneum made this fabulous well and tree platter in England circa 1820. It is decorated in the “Greek” pattern with neoclassical figures and mythological scenes based on ancient Greek and Roman art. The lovely deep red color brings the white images into focus. At the center is a historic scene from Olympic history. We see Cynisca, a Spartan princess and athlete, racing a chariot at the Greek Olympic Games in 392 BC. She became the first woman to win at the Olympics.* Printed on earthenware, Herculaneum’s “Greek” pattern is transferware. The central image was taken from a 1791 collection of engravings from ancient Greek vases discovered in the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies purchased by Sir William Hamilton, a British envoy to the court of Naples.
Dimensions: 20 long x 16″ wide x 2.75″ tall.
Condition: a hairline restored and some crackle in the glaze, both visible on the back of the platter.
Minton Platter England Mid-19th Century Decorated Roses Pansies Forget Me Not$260.00
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
Large Blue and White Greek Platter England circa 1810 Neoclassical Decoration$2,200.00
Spode made this fabulous platter circa 1810. It is decorated in the neoclassical “Greek” pattern with classical figures and mythological scenes based on ancient Greek and Roman art. It is large, measuring 20″ x 15.5″ x 1.75″ deep, and is perfect for hanging. The pattern shows a scene from Olympic history. At the center, we see Cynisca winning the four-horse chariot race at the Greek Olympic Games in 392 BC. She became the first woman to win at the Olympics.* The rectangular platter is printed in blue with leaf and berry ground, radiating medallions, and urns containing classical scenes. This was the first multi-scene pattern introduced at the Spode factory. The central image was taken from a 1791 collection of engravings from ancient vases of Greek workmanship discovered in the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies purchased by Sir William Hamilton, a British envoy to Naples court. The platter is marked on the underside with the Spode mark in underglaze blue (see image #11).
Dimensions: 20″ x 15.5″ 1.75″ deep
Large Ironstone Bowl Made England Circa 1870$380.00
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)
Wedgwood Creamware Platter or Charger 18th Century Made in England Circa 1785$265.00
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”.
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