Asian Art at Marchant
Marchant was founded in 1925 by Samuel Sydney Marchant (1897-1975). Our specialties are Imperial Chinese Ming and Qing porcelains, jades, cloisonné, pottery and works of art. Emphasis is placed on rarity, quality, condition and provenance.
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Porcelain & Works of Art
Chinese imperial porcelain famille verte, wucai saucer dish thinly potted with upright rim, painted with a standing lady with one arm tucked into her elegant ruyi-cloud patterned robes, beside a table with censer, bowl, books and a vase with two peacock feathers, with an iron-red openwork stool at her side.
6 inches, 15.2 cm diameter.
The base with a six-character mark of Kangxi within a double ring in underglaze blue and of the period, 1662-1722.
Chinese porcelain famille verte, large saucer dish with gently flared rim, painted with two seated ladies reeling silk beside a large open window in a covered building with thatched roof with a child watching on, another standing lady holding a candlestick beside a tearful child grabbing her robes while walking on a fenced path all within a walled compound, the base of the walls with crackled brickwork, the foreground with a stream of water, branches and rockwork, all in an evening scene beneath a new moon, stars, ruyi clouds and overhanging wutong branches, a forty-two-character, seven-column poem with an iron-red and gilt two-character seal and leaf mark. The base with a zhi, 'made' mark within a double square, all within a double ring in underglaze blue.
15 1/8 inches, 38.5 cm diameter.
Kangxi, circa 1700.
Japanese porcelain celadon lavender glazed wine jar and cover, shukaiko, of guan form with vertical ribbed body and six-petalled stylised lotus leaf cover, covered overall on the base, interior and underside of the cover in a celadon lavender Ru-type glaze thinning at the ribs, the rim, foot rim and underside cover rim brown.
8 1/8 inches, 20.6 cm diameter; 7 inches, 17.8 cm high.
Kawase Shinobu, 1989.
Wood box, described as ‘celadon shukaiko’, signed and with artist’s seal, Shinobu, on the interior of the cover and the orange clothes.
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How to Collect Qing Porcelain: Top Tips from Legendary Dealer Richard Marchant (Sotheby’s July 2020)
This video shows Richard Marchant giving advice to collectors on how to collect Chinese porcelain and what criteria should be met. The video was produced by Sotheby's Hong Kong...