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.
Chinese porcelain famille verte large charger, painted in the centre with "a golden pheasant" standing on rockwork overlooking a second pheasant amongst large blooms of peony and flowering prunus, beneath a pair of birds in flight, encircled by a prunus flower head band on an iron-red diaper ground, the cavetto painted with eight different petal shape panels including; kingfisher and magpie amongst branches of prunus, camellia and peony and other exotic flowers all on a seed-green ground with flower heads and leaves, encircled by a wide band with six reserves of precious objects including ruyi-sceptre, wrapped qin, weiqi board, counter holders, books, music stones and scrolls on different diaper grounds each with a central stylized mallow flower head, the underside with a branch of prunus and peony. The base with a ribbon mark within a double ring in underglaze blue.
20 ¾ inches, 52.7 cm diameter.
Kangxi, circa 1700.
A pair of Chinese porcelain famille verte rouleau vases, each painted with four central roundels representing the four seasons, peony, lotus, chrysanthemum and prunus, and each with a pair of different birds including mandarin ducks encircled by scrolling branches with lotus flower heads between stylised chrysanthemum with reverse pomegranate, above a band of lappets and beneath a wide band of mallow and tree peony on a continuous scrolling branch with leaves and gilt scrolls at the shoulder, the neck with two square panels with chamfered corners one with a pheasant amongst camellia the other with a kingfisher amongst tree peony between interlocked lotus flower heads and beneath stylised iron-red and gilt berries on the galleried rim, the underside with an underglaze blue double ring.
17 1/8 inches, 43.5cm high.
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