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 conical bowl of brinjal type, carved on the exterior with three branches of camellia, the branches brown, the leaves green, the flower heads white, all on a rich even yellow ground, the interior with a lingzhi, the base with a square mark within a double ring in underglaze blue.
Early Kangxi, circa 1680.
8 3/8 inches, 21.4 cm.
Chinese porcelain famille verte wine ewer and cover, the faceted and fluted body of hexagonal form decorated with octofoil shaped reserves with flowering branches of camellia, peony, hibiscus and prunus in an aubergine frame on a green ground with scrolls above a wide band of moulded lotus petals, the sloping shoulder with six further leaf shaped panels of similar flowers beneath the ribbed collar and stylised stiff leaves, the flower shaped mouth fluted with flower heads repeated on the cover with a raised moulded chrysanthemum and hibiscus form finial, the faceted spout similarly decorated, all on a green ground scroll work foot rim.
9 ¼ inches, 23.6 cm high.
Kangxi, circa 1710.
Pair of Chinese famille verte biscuit porcelain groups of Middle Eastern merchants seated astride standing Buddhist lions, each with open mouth and upright tail, the merchants wearing peeked striped caps with detailed hair-work to their faces, and wearing harlequin style jackets, the yellow-ground lions with moulded trappings, a bell and flames to their bodies all on openwork rectangular shaped stands with chamfered corners, heightened in iron-red and gilt.
6 7/8 inches, 17.5 cm high.
Early Kangxi, circa 1680.
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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...
Refined Gathering – Poly Beijing, June 2018
A promotional video by Poly Beijing for their June 2018 auction, 'Refined Gathering - Selection of Imperial Porcelain over 93 Years in Three Collections'. Richard Marchant,...
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