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EGG-SHELL   BOWL .     18 cm .

Very finely moulded .  Painted with subtil FAMILLE ROSE on the outside , illustrating a continuous scene with 12  court-ladies, in discussion on a terrace and in a garden . Between  ,a 14-character poem with seals.   On the interior ,  in the bottom a medaillon in grisaille of an enroled dragon;  the rim with a continuous scene  of " ruyi-head", also in grisaille.  Apocryf seal-mark  in upperglaze blue of Qianlong.

Period :       REPUBLIC ,  1st half 20th century.

Perfect  condition .

 

 



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27.

BOWL.      21 cm.

Blue /white . Finely modelled  in a shape known as " klapmuts" .  On the exterior a continuous scene illustrating 3 riders on horseback on a journey in the mountains.    Apocryf   Chenghua 6-charactermarks.

Period :        KANGXI  :     1662 - 1723 .

Perfect  condition .
 



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26. 

BOWL .      20 cm.

Blue / white .  Very finely modelled in the shape known as " klapmuts" .  Painted on the exterior with 4 large panels,  filled in with different  mandarin-scenes . Inside on the bottom a medaillon  with 4 playing boys .
On the base,  the 6- charactermarks of Kangxi :   " mark & period" .

Period  :          KANGXI  :    1662 - 1723 .

Refer.:  " Chinese Ceramics in the Rijksmuseum ",  C. Jörg ,  n°  97.

Perfect  condition .



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PAIR  of  COVERED  BEAKER  VASES .      h : 18 cm.
Cylindrical shape, with matching cover. Decorated in deep cobalt-blue with long upright weeds and  rosettes . Marked : " artemesia-leaf".

Period :     KANGXI :   1662 - 1723 .
Refer.:   " Chinese Ceramics in the Rijksmuseum ", C. Jörg , n° 118.
              " Chinese Ceramics " , Görer & Blacker (1911 ) , n° 89/2.
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The decoration of seaweed was later called  TIGER LILY and was very much favoured by Dutch collectors .
Very rare pair, in perfect condition .



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TERRINE .         28 cm  diam.

Vigourously  painted in   FAMILLE  ROSE ,  in  " semi-chinese taste " style.

On both parts  flowering peonies .

Period :         early    QIANLONG ,      ca. 1740 .

Perfect  condition .



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Rare  Pair of   " ROSE-WATER    SPRINKLERS  ".     h : 18 cm.

Decorated  in   FAMILLE  VERTE , with floral designs .

period :     KANGXI  :    1662 - 1723 .

Perfect  condition .



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PAIR  OF   VASES .        h :  26 cm.

Very finely  modelled, pearshaped, with long tall neck ;   painted in underglaze-blue of an immaculate deep sapphir-blue.  Classic design with reserves and acanthus-leafs.

Period :         KANGXI  :     1662 - 1723 .

Both in 100% perfect condition.



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48. 

STEM BOWL  .     16 cm.

The bowl has shallow  rounded sides flaring to the everted rim , and is raised on a spreading stem foot .  Interior and exterior  covered  with a  smooth WHITE  glaze of very even tone .

Period :          17th -  18th  CENTURY .

The present  stem bowl has a beautifully balanced profile, and is covered in the soft lustrous white glaze, called tianbai, or " sweet white" in Chinese.  Production of these exquisite porcelains started already during the Yongle reign ( early 15th Cent. ) . It reflects the aesthetic preference of the emperor for the white colour, also  found in jade .  It is also a reflection of his adherence to Lamaïst Buddhism .

Perfect  condition .



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DEEP  BOWL .         32 cm.

Modelled in the shape of a  " monteith  bowl" , after a European silver model  with a notched rim ; painted in deep underglaze-blue . On the exterior 8 panels depicting flowers-sprays and vases , all reserved on a ground of dense scrolling foliage . The interior with further vases of flowers and ribboned emblems below a row of " the 8 Buddhist Emblems , bajixiang " .

Period :           KANGXI  :        1662 - 1723 .

Refer.:   " China for the West " ,   Howard & Ayers , I ,  p. 116.
             " Metropolitan Museum of Art " ,  " Victoria & Albert Museum" etc.
             " La cie. des Indes " , Beurdeley & Raindre ( 1986 ) ,  n° 275.

This very rare cooler is modelled after a Western model that was an innovation itself. They originated in England,where silver examples appeared in the 1680's , invented by a gentleman called " Monteith". The cooler was filled with ice , the wine glasses were hung upside down in it,their flat circular feet hooking into the deep indentions around the rim. They were later copied in other countries and materials, such as in the Netherlands :  Delft faïence. According to the VOC records, they were send to China to order some in chinese porcelain .

Only a few arrived in Europe, so this makes it an extremely rare collector's item, in perfect condition  . ( the top edges with glaze erodation ).
 



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FIGURE .     h :  26 cm.

The figure stands, leaning slightly forwards , standing on a plinth ,  with 1  hand protruding from the large robe, holding an emblem. The bearded deity wearing an official hat , the face is very well modelled .  Excellent underglaze-blue.  The figure represents ZAOWANG, the patron god of the
kitchen : he is regarded as holding sway over the family's prosperity .

Period :          WANLI   MING  :     1576 - 1623 .

Refer.  :       " Chinese Porcelain from the BUTLER Collection , exhibition
                     catalogue  Luxembourg , 2008 ,   p.  32.

                   " Exhibition of Ming blue & White ", S. Marchant 2004 ( UK) ,
                     n° 34 .

                   " Chinesisches Porzellan : die Ohlmersche Sammlung im 
                      Roemer Museum, Hildesheim  ,   1981 , n° 11.

                   " The FALK Collection " ,Christie's NewYork , 20/09/2001, 147.

This is a very rare and beautifull example of the Ming figuratif porcelain art,
perfect condition .
 

 



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2  IDENTICAL    BOWLS .       17 cm.

Painted in excellent underglaze-blue. Moulded flower-form bowls with foliate rim . On the exterior 12 Immortels above stylised clouds, all easily identifiable by their attributes, ( including Lu Dongbin, Shoulao, Li Taiguai etc ...) . The whole scene above the 12 different flower sprays representing the 12 months , in relief petals . The interior of one illustrating Tong Fangso holding his peach over his shoulder.  One :  mark and period  Kangxi .

Period :        KANGXI  :    1662 - 1723 .

Refer.:    " Marchant : recent acquisitions 2010 " ,  catal. n° 30.
               " Chinese Export Porcelain ",  L. Scheurleer ,  n° 62.
               " l' Odyssée de la Porcelaine Chinoise " , Limoges Musée, 63.

Although both of them are very identical ( size,decoration,period etc...)  theu are not forming a perfect pair, so we sell them separately. Both in perfect condition .



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PAIR   OF   PLATES .   21 cm.

Painted in FAMILLE  VERTE .  Classic decoration of a natural scene : a bird perched on a peony rock . On the large border 4  reserves ,with crustacé and fishes .

Period :           KANGXI   :    1662 - 1723 .

Perfect  condition .

 



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22.

BOWL .        12 cm.

Reticulated  blue & white deep bowl with slightly flaring rim,on the exterior with 4 circular landscape and floral panels, set against a finely reticulated cash-diaper ground .

Period :        CHONGZHEN   :     1628 - 1644 .

Refer.:  " Chinese Ceramics in the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam ", n° 71.
             " Catal. Percival David Foundation ", London 1976, pl. XI.
              A very identical bowl was sold  :  Christie's London 15/03/2015,
              from the J.Curtis Collection ,  n° 3505 .

The technique of piercing  the walls of a vessel to create a delicate openwork design was known by the Chinese as " ling long " ( devil's work ). This openwork designs were cut by hand when the clay was already hard. Both cutting and subsequent firing required great skill. 

Perfect  condition . ( this is not a Hatcher bowl ).
 

 

 


 

 



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PAIR  OF   " BOTTLE - VASES " .

Very finely painted in blue/white. " pear-shaped" model , high footring,bubluous mid-section  and tall narrow neck . Decorated with 2 dragons and 2 censers , hanging from tasseled ribbons tied to a "ruyi-border " , and 2 arrow vases on tripod stands in between .  A band of leaves,ruyi's and foliage bands around  the neck.  Marked : " hua" ( flower) .

Period :       KANGXI  :     1662 - 1723 .

Refer. :       " Chinese Ceramics in the Topkapi Saray Museum, Istanbul"
                     Regina Krahl ,   pl.  2157.


Perfect  condition.



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PAIR   OF   COMPOTIERS .     20 cm.

On both sides integraly  covered with a rich opaque ,bright  egg-yolk  YELLOW glaze,  very evenly applied.  Very finely shaped, with shallow rounded sides rising to a slightly flaring rim . On the backside,  incised 6- charactermark of Guangxu .

Period :             GUANGXU  :     1875 - 1907 .

Perfect  condition.

Monochrome  YELLOW glazed wares are believed to have been  produced for use at the Imperial Court , although a number of them have reached other Royal collections ;  others were given as Imperials gifts , etc ...



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BOWL.        20 cm.

Very finely potted, with slightly barbed rim. ¨Painted in excellent underglaze-blue. On the exterior 4 large panels, each differently illustrating house-scenes with court-ladies and mandarins ;  all above a continuous row of 12 smaller petalshaped floral  reserves .   Apocryf Chenghua marks .

Period :        KANGXI   :     1662 - 1723 .

Perfect  condition .



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PLATE .          27  cm.

Decoration only  in  " iron-red & gilt" , called " sang de boeuf & or " .  Very finely modelled , in the center illustrating a  very famous and wellknown   mythological scene taken from  " The Romance of the Western Chamber " :  a boat party on the Yangzi River ; it took place at the Red Cliff : we see Su Dongpo ( 1036 -1101) on his sampan, with some guests, during a tea-ceremony ; he was a government official and one of the most noted poets  in the Song period : it took place on the 16th day of the 7th month of the year   jen-hsu  ( 1082 ) . The large rim with a continuous row of flower -shaped reserves, in relief .

Period :          KANGXI  :      1662 - 1723 .

Refer. :           " Chine de Commande " ,  L. Scheurleer ( 1966) ,n° 310.

Perfect condition .



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BOWL .       20  cm.

" Klapmuts"  model, rounded sides with a spreading flat rim. Decorated in perfect underglaze-blue . On the exterior 4  large panles, each filled in with different mandarin-scenes. Inside on the bottom a medaillon with 3 playing boys.  On the base the 6-charactermark of Kangxi ,so-called " mark & period".

Period :         KANGXI  :    1662 - 1723 .

Refer.: " Chinese Ceramics in the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam " , C. Jörg, 97.

Great quality ,   perfect  condition .
 

 



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DISH .     20 x 20 cm.

Painted in  FAMILLE  VERTE .   Square shaped , with rounded edges .

Illustrating a mandarin  adoring a court- lady , in an sober interior.

Period :          KANGXI  :      1662 - 1723 .

Perfect  condition.     Rare and original collector's porcelain.This kind of square dishes is inedited, and never seen before .



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Set  of 6  PLATES .  " La Dame au Parasol ",  after C. PRONK.
Decorated in  underglaze-blue/ gilt / iron enamels; finely painted in the center with a scene of an oriental lady walking among water foliage ,and gesturing to 4 waterfowl,as her attendant shades her with an ornate parasol. The rim with a honeycomb pattern in 4 rows: 4 large cartouches with birds, 4 smaller cartouches with the ladies from the central scene.
Period :   QIANLONG :  ca.  1736 -1738 .
Refer.:  " Chinese Ceramics in the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam ",C. Jörg, 328

In 1734,the directors of the VOC commissioned the amsterdam artist Cornelius Pronk ( 1691 - 1759 ) to make set of drawings for the decoration of chinese porcelain. He made 4 different designs, the first being this chinoiserie, genrally called " The Parasol lady ". The drawings were sent to Canton in 1736. The first group of such decorated porcelain was sent back to Holland on the " Magdalena" in 1737,and incuded blue/white, chinese imari ( like the present set ) , and famille rose. The " parasol" design became instantly very popular,but the high cost of production proved to be prohibitive, and further orders were not placed anymore.

 All 6 in 100% perfect condition .
 

 



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