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 two-handled censer and cover of rectangular form, ding, on four cylindrical legs, carved on each side with an intricate low relief archaic style taotie mask between other animal masks on a key-fret ground, the openwork handles surmounted with animal-head terminals, the cover carved with archaic design on a key-fret ground surmounted by an integral begonia flowerhead finial.
The stone pale celadon, one side with natural russet markings.
5 3/8 inches, 13.7 cm long handle to handle; 1 13/16 inches, 4.7 cm deep; 4 5/8 inches, 11.7 cm high.
Qianlong, circa 1770.
Pair of Chinese porcelain famille verte large ovoid vases and covers, each painted with eight panels of swooping birds including kingfishers and magpies, perched amongst flowering peony, prunus, aster and camellia, with rockwork between further panels of ‘100 Antiques’, including brushpots, counter holders, vases, scrolls, wrapped qin, ruyi-sceptre, censers, games boards, brushes and hanging ornaments, all on a seed-green ground heightened with butterflies and other flowers above a wide flower head band at the foot, the shoulders with precious object reserves on a hexagonal diaper ground, the domed covers with ‘100 Antiques’ decoration above a wide band of floral reserves on a similar seed-green ground with butterflies.
20 inches, 50.8 cm total height.
Kangxi, circa 1700.
Chinese jade cong of archaic style with flat rim and raised oval foot rim, the sides sub-divided into ten horizontal divisions, each facet with five pairs of incised rings imitating eyes.
The stone pale celadon with natural markings.
4 ¼ inches, 10.8 cm high.
Ming/Qing dynasty, 17th century.
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FAMILLE VERTE FROM PRIVATE COLLECTIONS
28th October – 12th November 2021
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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...
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