A Chinese porcelain, ko-akai, wucai saucer dish, painted in the centre with chrysanthemum, aster flowers and buds, beneath a six characters couplet, the underside with three pearls, the base with a four-character mark of Tianqi within a double ring in underglaze blue and of the period.
6 ½ inches, 16.5 cm diameter
Provenance & Additional Information
- From a Japanese private collection.
Small rim nibbles.
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A Chinese cloisonné enamel bowl of conical form, with flat base, bronze flattened rim and foot rim, decorated on the exterior with the bajixiang, eight Buddhist emblems above eight lotus flower heads, all on scrolling branches with leaves in red, yellow, white, blue, green and black on a turquoise ground, the base similarly decorated with a single lotus flower and bud, the interior with two registers, each of the eight lotus flower heads on scrolling branches with leaves on a white ground encircling a blue Tibetan Sanskrit character on a white ground in the well of the interior.
Ming dynasty, 16/17th century.
4 5/8 inches 11.8cm diameter
Chinese porcelain famille verte rouleau vase with high shoulder, cylindrical neck and galleried rim, painted on the body in a continuous scene with Xi Wang-mu, The Queen Mother of the West, descending from the Jasper Pool in the clouds with six of her attendants, one holding the giant peach of immortality, others with flute, cymbals, a qin and peacock feather fan, beside her a phoenix bird in flight, approaching the Emperor who wears yellow robes of dragon design, in his palace with generals, dignitaries and attendants amongst rockwork, wutong, banana plant and cranes all beneath a gilt sun, the shoulder with precious object reserves on a geometric ground, the neck with three medallions of Fuxing, seated holding a hu tablet beside a stack of books on a yellow fu-character, Shoulao, in a peach between a crane and scrolls on a green shou-character, and Luxing, seated between a deer and wine jar on an aubergine lu-character beneath the galleried rim with green keyfrets, the base glazed white.
18 ½ inches, 47 cm high.
Kangxi, circa 1715.
Chinese porcelain famille verte rouleau vase with high shoulder and galleried rim, painted on the body with twelve rectangular panels with chamfered corners of two boys holding baskets amongst rockwork; fisherman in a mountainous river landscape; “golden pheasant" standing on rockwork amongst peony and magnolia, "100 antiques", qilin galloping amongst rocks; chickens beneath prunus; geese beside a river; deer amongst pine and rockwork; butterflies and insects in flight; horses grazing amongst rockwork; tiger looking up at a dragon in the sky in pursuit of a flaming pearl; a phoenix bird beside ducks and other birds looking back at a pair of cranes beneath wutong, interspersed between oval panels drawn within branches depicting flowers alluding to the twelve months, all on a seed-green ground with flower heads above a lotus leaf band, the shoulder with four shou-character reserves on a diaper band, the neck with two panels of a scholar standing beside a bridge in a mountainous river landscape beneath the sun and clouds and a night scene with an equestrian scholar being followed by his attendant in a mountainous river landscape, all on a hexagonal diaper ground with circular floral reserves. The base glazed white with a double-ring in underglaze blue.
18 inches, 45.8 cm high.
Kangxi, circa 1700.