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Set 19th C. Chinese Porcelain Vases

Set 19th C. Chinese Porcelain Vases

A Set of 5 rare small chinese Porcelain Vases, 19th Century
Well-formed and finely painted small porcelain vases with underglaze blue decoration of 2 boys each holding a vase. One vase with a lid.
The 5 vases are in perfect condition, the lid has fritting/chips on the edge, otherwise only the typical traces of manufacture and age – see photos.

Height: from ca. 8 cm – ca. 9 cm (without lid)

Euro 550.-

Chinese Qianlong M&P Bowl – Lemon Yellow

Chinese Qianlong M&P Bowl – Lemon Yellow

Extraordinary antique Porcelain Bowl – Qianlong Mark & Periode (1736-1795)
The bowl bears foure medalions with flower in the center and leafe scrolls on lemon yellow enameled ground. The rim is in a fine orange-brown coloure painted. Underglaze blue Qianlong Mark (minyao) at the base.
Condition: one chip and a hairline, traces of use inside – further only the typical traces of production and age.

Diameter: ca. 19 cm

Chinese Imperial Qianlong Snuff Bottle / Snuff-Jar

Chinese Imperial Qianlong Snuff Bottle / Snuff-Jar

Extremely Rare chinese Imperial Snuff-Jar, Qianlong Mark & Period (1736-1795)
Perfect shaped and finely painted porcelain snuff-jar with underglaze blue decoration of flowers and bird. On the base the imperial 6-Character Mark Qianlong and of the Period.
Excellent condition –  the snuff-jar is perfect, there are only a few chips at the cover. Further only the typical traces of production  and use.

! For a similar Snuff-Jar with Qianlong 4-Character Mark and of the Period please have a look in the British Museum: Museum number PDF,B.678 | Qianlong Period | Four-character Qianlong mark in underglaze blue on the base

Height: ca. 6 cm

17th C. chinese Kangxi Plate – Birds & Flowers

17th C. chinese Kangxi Plate – Birds & Flowers

Superb chinese Porcelain Plate, Kangxi Period & Mark (1662-1722), 17th Century
Very rare chinese porcelain dish, thin porcelain, extremly fine and rich decorated with flower motifs and birds in the center, painted in cobalt blue oxide underglaze in a shade of intense blue found only in select Kangxi blue and white wares.
Excellent condition, typical Kangxi fritting to rim, short hairline backside – further no chips, cracks, hairlines or restorations. A great collectors piece, hard to find!
! A plate in the same pattern can be found displayed in the Capital Museum, Beijing

Diameter: ca. 28 cm
Height: ca. 2,5 cm

Euro 350.-

17th C. chinese Transitional Wucai Caddy – Lotus

17th C. chinese Transitional Wucai Caddy – Lotus

Rare and large chinese Famille Verte Caddy, early Kangxi Period
Large Caddy, orange line border enclosing yellow, green and orange enameled flower and leaf scrolls. Kangxi Period, Transitional, 17th Century.
Excellent condition, old chips at the rim of the lid, two at the rim inside of the caddy, glazeline only inside – further only the typical traces of production.
Hard to find in this size and good condition!

Height: ca. 13,5 cm

Euro 550.-

Large chinese Transitional Bowl – Fishermen

Large chinese Transitional Bowl – Fishermen

Rare chinese Porcelain Bowl, Transitional, Shunzhi Period (1644-1661) – Chenghua Mark
A fine and very rare large chinese porcelain bowl, beautiful and rich decorated with two fishermen and water landscape motif outside. Painted in cobalt blue oxide underglaze.
Condition: a chip with long fine hairline, frits and an bigger error from production – further only the typical traces of production and use. Still a great piece!

Diameter: ca. 22 cm
Height: ca. 9 cm

Chinese Yongzheng Period Saucer – Amsterdam Bont

Chinese Yongzheng Period Saucer – Amsterdam Bont

Rare chinese porcelain saucer, Amsterdam Bont, Yongzheng Period (1723-1735)
Fine antique porcelain saucer dish made of very thin porcelain, painted in cobalt blue oxide underglaze in China – beautiful overdecorated in the Netherlands with flying bees around the flower baskets.
Excellent condition: some colour is missing – further only the typical traces of production and use.

Diameter: ca. 11 cm

Euro 220.-

Small 17th C. chinese Transitional Dish – Boys

Small 17th C. chinese Transitional Dish – Boys

Antique chinese porcelain dish, Transitional Period (1620-1683)
Extremely rare small plate, fine decorated with two boys sitting in a rock garden surounded from plants. The backside is also decorated in cobalt blue oxide underglaze. Transitional / early Kangxi Period.
Perfect condition

Diameter: ca. 9,3 cm

Pair chinese 18th C. Libation Cups – Dehua

Pair chinese 18th C. Libation Cups – Dehua

Two chinese Porcelain Libation Cups, probably late Kangxi Period (1662-1722)
Heigh quality thin molded “Blanc de Chine” porcelain Libation Cups, with a fine relif of dragons. The base ist marked “tai” what can be translated as “greatest”.
Both in perfect condition – only the typical traces of production and use.

Height: ca. 4 cm

Chinese Guangxu Period Bronze Vase – 2 Dragons

Chinese Guangxu Period Bronze Vase – 2 Dragons

Antique Chinese Bronze Vase with Taotie Masks, Guangxu Period (1875-1908)
Graceful chinese bronze vase, featuring an archaistic dragon decoration to both sides. The two ring handles are in the shape of taotie in archaic style.
Perfect condition: only the typical traces of production and age.

Height: ca. 14 cm

Euro 250.-

Chinese Pair High Feeted 19th C. Miniature Dishes

Chinese Pair High Feeted 19th C. Miniature Dishes

Two rare small chinese Porcelain Dishes, 19th Century
Very fine and rare chinese high feeted porcelain dishes, beautiful and rich decorated in blue underglaze. In the medallion a group of three gentlemen and a lady under a pinetree, surroundet from a finely painted “broken ice” pattern. The backside is decorated with three bats and the base is bearing a dopple ring in underglaze.
One is in perfect condition, the other one has a small chip to the rim – further only the typical traces of production and use.

Diameter: ca. 7,2 cm

Euro 450.-

Chinese Tang Dynasty Yaozhou Bowl – Flowerhead

Chinese Tang Dynasty Yaozhou Bowl – Flowerhead

Extremelly rare brown glazed Bowl, Tang Dynasty (618-907)
Monochrome high fired Tang dynasty Yaozhou brown glazed bowl, decorated with stylized flowerhead in the center.
Excellent condition. Only the typical traces of production and some traces of use.

Provenance: Collection Lauw

Diameter: ca. 11,5 cm
Height: ca. 4,5 cm

Chinese Ming Dynasty Bronze Vase – Pear-Shaped

Chinese Ming Dynasty Bronze Vase – Pear-Shaped

Antique chinese Bronze Vase, Ming Dynasty (1368-1644)
Elegant small pear-shaped (Yuhuchunping) bronze vase on an integrated three feet base.
Excellent condition: small nick at the top rim – further only the typical traces of production and use.

Height: ca. 14 cm

Euro 650.-

Chinese Lead Glazed Tang Dynasty Jar – “hua you”

Chinese Lead Glazed Tang Dynasty Jar – “hua you”

Antique chinese three Handles Ceramic Jar, Tang Dynasty (618-907)
Rare brownish black lead glazed earthenware Jar with addition of whitish blue splashes – in China called “hua you”. A precursor of the Song Jun wares.
Condition: chips at top rim – further only the typical traces of production and age.

Height: ca. 18,5 cm

Chinese Kangxi Doll House Vase – Square Shape

Chinese Kangxi Doll House Vase – Square Shape

Small chinese blue & white square Vase, Kangxi Period (1662-1722)
Extremely rare square porcelain dollhouse vase with underglaze blue decoration of a rider, a walker, a wise man and a seated person. Early Kangxi Period, 17th Century.
Very good condition – the base rim with chips. Further only the typical traces of production and age.

Height: ca. 4 cm

Pair Chinese Qianlong Enamel Cups – Lady & Gentleman

Pair Chinese Qianlong Enamel Cups – Lady & Gentleman

Two small Antique chinese Cloisonne Enamel Cups, Qianlong Period (1736-1795)
Both cups are decorated in polychrome enamels with a matching design of a lady and gentleman seated in a landscape, the other sides are decorated with a gardensit and a tree. The inner surface of fine white enamel.
Condition: the left cup has two hairlines inside, the right one has a hairline inside and a small part missing on the ege outside – further only the typical traces of production and age.

Provenance: Collection Lauw

Diameter: ca. 4,5 cm
Height: ca. 3 cm

Euro 210.-