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
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.
A Chinese porcelain famille verte hexagonal puzzle ewer and cover, painted on the body with panels of mythological animals between branches of flowering plants between bands of flowers, precious objects, scrolls and diaper bands, all on a pedestal foot with precious objects repeated on the cover.
9 1/4 inches, 23.5 cm high.
Chinese famille verte biscuit porcelain model of a seated Guanyin holding a child, her right knee raised holding a flywhisk and her left arm holding a young boy with a lotus leaf, wearing a long bead necklace, with a high cowl covering her hair tied in a raised bun, with green skirt, yellow jacket and aubergine cowl and raised girdle, the unglazed flat base with muslin marking from the firing.
7 ¾ inches, 19.7cm high.