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 porcelain famille verte, rouleau vase with high shoulder, cylindrical ribbed neck and galleried rim, painted on the body in a continuous scene with the Tang Dynasty General Guo Ziyi, celebrating his sixtieth birthday amongst his family, including eleven boys, young men, two young girls and other scholars, dignitaries and attendants with one boy seated at a table in an iron red chair pretending to paint in front of a crested wave screen and four other young men bowing at each other while standing on an elaborate floral rug, all in a curtained open terrace scene with fencing, rockwork, wutong and an iron-red cloud bank, the neck with a flowering peony branch amongst rockwork with large buds and leaves and two birds in flight. The base glazed white with a double ring in underglaze blue.
18 1/8 inches, 46 cm high.
Kangxi, circa 1680.
Chinese imperial porcelain thinly potted deep bowl with gently flared rim, covered on the exterior and interior with a bright copper-red glaze slightly pooling towards the foot, the rim glazed white.
7 1/2 inches, 18.5 cm diameter.
The base with a six-character mark of Yongzheng within a double ring in underglaze blue and of the period, 1723-1735.
Chinese porcelain famille verte dish with gently flared rim, painted with a bearded figure with bulging eyes wearing cloud scroll robes, being sent away by an official in front of a further standing dignitary on a palace terrace, all amongst fencing with faux marble and two attendants, one holding a large fan, with plantain in the background, the underside with viewing pavilions amongst rockwork. The base with a shell mark within a double ring in underglaze blue.
15 3/8 inches, 39 cm diameter
Early Kangxi, circa 1680.
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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,...