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 blue ground iron-red dragon saucer dish with gently lipped rim, painted in the centre with a Ming-style five-clawed dragon on an underglaze blue crested-wave medallion encircled by two pairs of double lines, the underside with nine small dragons depicted in a variety of positions on a crested-wave ground beneath a band of flowerheads.
7 inches, 17.7 cm diameter.
The base with a six-character sealmark of Daoguang in underglaze blue and of the period, 1821-1850.
Pair of Chinese famille verte biscuit porcelain large models of seated Buddhist lions on openwork rectangular stands, the male with a reticulated ball of cash-pattern simulating a brocade ball under his front left raised paw, the female with a cub climbing up her front raised right paw, each covered on the body in a translucent pale green glaze with relief hair work to the mane and spine heightened in dark green and blue enamel, their faces in pale yellow with wang-characters on their foreheads, the upright tails with aubergine glaze, the stands with peony, chrysanthemum, magnolia, camellia, prunus, lotus and pinks on a speckled green ground, each with two butterflies. The flat underside unglazed with muslin effect.
14 inches, 35.7 cm high.
Early Kangxi, circa 1680.
五彩佛獅一對 清康熙 Elizabeth Gibson Holahan 女士舊藏
Chinese jade carving of a recumbent ram, yang, holding in its mouth a swirling ruyi-cloud spray supporting a yin-yang, taiqi symbol, with long goatee beard, detailed horns and particularly plump body, the split hooves neatly tucked underneath.
The stone of even white colour.
2 ¼ inches, 5.8 cm long; 1 3/8 inches, 3.5 cm deep.
Qianlong, circa 1760.
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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,...