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 jade openwork oval bi, carved with a curled bifid tailed chilong dragon holding a fruiting lingzhi branch in its mouth, with detailed work to the claws and spine and hairwork to the long mane, the underside incised with ruyi-heads and scrolls.
The stone pale russet and yellow.
2 inches, 5.1 cm long; 1 ¾ inches, 4.5 cm wide.
Song/Yuan dynasty, 12th/14th 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.
Chinese large jade libation vessel carved in the form of a peach stone with naturalistic grooved underside, the flat everted rim carved in relief with a twenty-character inscription and date, the interior plain.
The stone mottled brown with natural markings.
7 inches, 17.8 cm long; 4 7/8 inches, 12.3 cm wide.
Ming dynasty, 15th/16th 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,...