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 porcelain famille verte powder-blue ground chargers each painted in the centre with an octagonal flower head shaped panel, enclosing a scholar holding a fan while crossing a bridge with fish swimming below, his attendant following holding a wrapped qin, two further scholars standing on a rocky promontory, a six-tiered pagoda in the distance with houses and overhanging rockwork with willow and wutong beneath a setting gilt sun, iron-red clouds and birds in flight, encircled by eight lobed reserves, four with fisherman in a river landscape and four with flowering plants and rockwork all heightened with gilt flowers. The underside with a lozenge mark within a double ring in underglaze blue.
16 inches, 40.7 cm diameter.
Kangxi, circa 1710.
Chinese jade pouring vessel, yi, with a large ring handle extending into an upturned lip, the rim with fluting between three relief ribs, all on three short feet.
The stone opaque white with natural markings.
4 7/8 inches, 12.5 cm long spout to handle; 2 ½ inches, 6.4 cm deep.
Early Ming dynasty, 15th century.
Chinese jade Mughal-style octagonal lobed oval petal-shape cup, the foliate body carved on each petal in low relief with a begonia flowerhead on a scrolling leafy branch above a band of lappets, all on a straight foliate foot rim.
The stone celadon with natural brown markings.
4 ¼ inches, 10.8 cm long; 2 ¾ inches, 7.5 cm deep; 2 7/16 inches, 6.2 cm high.
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,...