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 porcelain dated famille verte brushpot, bitong, painted with a scholar seated in the front of a fishing boat looking up at overhanging rockwork, and seated beside a tiered box with an upright handle and a wine jar, being steered by a fisherman holding the rudder, beneath long branches of overhanging pine, with a mountain range, migrating birds and the moon amongst iron-red clouds, within an underglaze blue double-line rectangular frame with chamfered corners. The reverse with a fifty-six character poem in dedication to the Red Cliff, with the date, renchen year, corresponding to 1712, second month of the summer, Wenyuan Yuan qing fu, signed by Xiuyuan, round seal and square seal, mushi ju.
7 5/8 inches, 19.3 cm diameter.
A pair of "Chinese taste" famille verte porcelain saucer dishes, each painted with two cranes standing in a lotus pond with leaves and aquatic plants, butterflies and insects fly above, beneath an iron- red setting sun and clouds.
8 1/4 inches, 21 cm diameter.
Chinese jade pouring vessel, yi, carved on the exterior with a wide archaic style scrolling band of confronting animal heads between a double raised edge and beneath a similar band at the rim and above a key-fret band on the ridged foot, the openwork scroll top handle carved with a chilong dragon going through, its body with scrolls and detailed hairwork to the mane.
The stone opaque white with natural russet markings.
6 ½ inches, 16.5 cm long; 2 ¾ inches, 7 cm deep.
Late Ming/early Qing dynasty, 17th century.
Carved wood stand.
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FAMILLE VERTE FROM PRIVATE COLLECTIONS
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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...