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
A Chinese imperial cloisonné bottle vase with rounded body and ribbed cylindrical neck, the body decorated with stylised lotus flower heads amongst leaves and scrolling branches, beneath stylised peony flower heads and further lotus flower heads beneath the rim, all on a turquoise ground, two of the raised ribs with a dark blue ground, the foot with scrolls and jewels.
13.5 cm high.
The gilt base incised with a five-character mark of Qianlong, including the character 'shi' and of the period, 1736-1795.
Chinese porcelain famille verte, wucai, square form bowl with chamfered foliate corners, painted on each side with different scenes from the Romance of The Western Chamber; Zhang Sheng climbing the wall to visit Cui Yingying while her maid Hong Niang interrupts; Zhang Sheng seated at a table giving a letter to Hong Niang to deliver; the lovers meeting under the new moon and stars on a date arranged by Hong Niang who peeps through the window; and Zhang Sheng talking to Hong Niang with his male servant listening behind a screen decorated with a sun above waves, all between prunus and bamboo branches, the interior painted in the well with a scholar seated on a carpet between a stack of tied books and a wrapped qin, beneath a band of lotus flowerhead and butterfly reserved on a green diaper ground.
7 3/8 inches, 18.8 cm diameter.
The base with a vessel mark within a double ring in underglaze blue.
Chinese jade rhyton, gong, with long rope-twist handle carved on the body with a wide band of archaic-style mythical creatures hidden amongst scrolls with a high relief chilong dragon with long curled tail and distinctive claws.
The stone pale celadon and brown with natural russet markings.
5 3/8 inches, 13.7 cm high.
Late Ming/early Qing dynasty, 16th/17th century.
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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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