Kangxi Biscuit and Pottery: A Private French Collection

Available Pieces
  • 1. M5340

    £18,500

    Chinese biscuit porcelain aubergine-glazed teapot and cover of bamboo form with fluted naturalistic body, handle and spout, the cover with an openwork bamboo branch-form handle, the flat base unglazed.

  • 2. M5339

    £18,500

    Chinese biscuit porcelain apple-green glazed teapot and cover of bamboo form with fluted naturalistic body, handle and spout, the cover with an openwork bamboo branch form handle, the flat base unglazed.

  • 5. M5349

    £4,500

    Chinese famille verte biscuit porcelain, brinjal, conical bowl, wan, carved on the exterior with three flowering branches in green, yellow and clear glaze, all on a rich aubergine ground continuing on the interior, carved in the well with a leaf, the base with an underglaze blue square mark, zhi, within a double ring.

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  • 6. M5329

    £24,500

    Pair of Chinese famille verte biscuit porcelain scroll-weights, zhizhen, each in the form of a standing phoenix bird beside an aubergine rockwork grotto and a high-relief flowering plant unglazed in the biscuit with an elaborate green leaf, the birds with detailed relief hairwork to their necks and inside feather work to their wings, all on a green and clear-glazed ground on the rectangular base, the underside revealing muslin marks from the firing.

  • 7. M5333

    £5,800

    Chinese famille verte biscuit porcelain water-dropper, shuizhu, in the form of a Mandarin duck beside a large open lotus leaf and stem, the wing, back and tail feathers heightened in apple green, aubergine and yellow glazes, all on a green ground heightened in black enamel indicating feathers, the green large lotus leaves with relief moulded veins, the crest and beak in biscuit, with unglazed base.

  • 8. M5315

    £4,500

    Chinese famille verte, sancai, biscuit porcelain water-dropper, shuizhu, moulded in the form of Li Tieguai, seated on rockwork, his walking stick beneath his folded arms, wearing a diadem and a gourd on his back forming a water-dropper, his robes in apple green glaze, his head, arms and legs in aubergine, the rock and gourd in yellow, the base unglazed.

  • 9. M5307/M5308

    £5,800

    Pair of Chinese famille verte biscuit porcelain joss-stick holders, modelled as seated smiling boys, each with their left knee slightly raised and holding the joss-stick holder in their left hand, one wearing a yellow jacket and green pantaloons, the other wearing a green jacket and yellow pantaloons, the faces covered in a clear glaze, their hairwork heightened in deep aubergine.

  • 10. M5318

    £2,800

    Chinese famille verte, sancai, biscuit porcelain joss-stick holder, modelled as the laughing twins, He He Erxian, one standing wearing a green glazed robe holding a lotus flower left in the biscuit, the other kneeling and wearing aubergine robes holding a box, the cover left in the biscuit, all on an hexagonal raised rectangular base moulded on the front with a relief lotus flower on a cash ground between two moulded Chinese characters in relief in yellow glaze, He and He, the base unglazed.

  • 11. M5358

    £2,500

    Chinese turquoise glazed biscuit porcelain joss stick holder modelled as a seated Budai, his right hand holding a bead necklace on his raised knee while his left hand holds a treasure sack, covered overall in a rich even turquoise glaze pooling at the edges.

  • 12. M5361

    £4,500

    Pair of Chinese biscuit porcelain turquoise-glazed brushwashers, each in the form of Budai with their outstretched arms encircling the aperture, covered in a rich turquoise glaze, the base unglazed.

  • 13. M5362

    £3,200

    Chinese biscuit porcelain turquoise glazed water-dropper in the form of a seated monkey holding a gourd, his body carved with hairwork and sitting on a rockwork base.

  • 14. M5359

    £3,800

    Chinese biscuit porcelain turquoise and aubergine glazed water-dropper in the form of a Mandarin duck beside a large lotus leaf with the veins in relief, the dropper in the form of a stalk, the duck with carved wings and tail feathers.

  • 15. M5305

    £3,200

    Chinese famille verte biscuit porcelain joss-stick holder or water-dropper in the form of a standing boy holding a lingzhi branch to his right shoulder dressed in a green jacket and yellow skirt, his hair heightened in aubergine with clear glaze head, chest, arms and feet, all on a raised biscuit lotus-form stand.

  • 16. M5299

    £5,800

    Chinese famille verte, sancai, biscuit porcelain joss-stick holder modelled in the form of Budai seated beside a child holding a necklace above his raised right knee, their faces and his protruding stomach covered in a clear glaze all on a rug form base, the underside unglazed.

  • 19. M5364

    £1,800

    Chinese turquoise glazed biscuit porcelain water-dropper in the form of a fish above waves, with naturalistic scales and raised tail, covered in a bright turquoise glaze.

  • 21. M5324

    £3,800

    Chinese famille verte biscuit porcelain brush rest, bige, modelled as a curved five peak mountain moulded on the front with a fish rising among waves, the reverse with a qilin amongst plants, ingot and a coin, all on a green ground with aubergine and yellow glaze, the edge highlighted in yellow, the unglazed biscuit base slightly concave.

  • 22. M5325

    £4,200

    Chinese famille verte, sancai, biscuit porcelain water-dropper in the form of a fish leaping from a crested wave, the fish predominantly in an aubergine glaze, its tail in yellow, the waves and handle in a green glaze, the flat biscuit base unglazed.

  • 23. M5356

    £3,200

    Chinese turquoise glazed biscuit porcelain joss-stick holder in the form of the He He Erxian, both seated and smiling with their arms around each other, one holding a box, the other a floral branch and exposing their corpulent bellies protruding from their robes, above a singular circular joss-stick holder, with unglazed base.

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