A pair of Chinese porcelain famille rose square dishes painted with the Yang family lady equestrians, each on a different coloured horse, riding through an archway and a vine-covered arbour, while three gentlemen look on from a terrace, the raised rim decorated in the corners with books and scrolls in iron-red and gilt, tied with ribbons on octagonal pink diaper ground with flowerheads, the bases unglazed.
A pair of semi-eggshell Chinese export porcelain cups and saucers painted with six panels of alternating white and pink flowers, the saucers with a central medallion with a large flowerhead repeated in the well of the cups, all on a black enamel ground with leaves and flowers.
Pair of Chinese porcelain famille rose, fencai, square tapered vases and stands, painted on the facets with eight different scenes, comprised of a General in conversation with two dignitaries at a city wall, three ladies beside a table, a young couple with a child, and a lady and gentleman walking beside a fence, the other vase with two smiling men dancing, holding fans meeting a young figure with a sword tied to his back, a monk seated on a mat beside a lady and attendant, a scholar in landscape with attendant and boy and a couple on either side of a long table, all beneath the sloping shoulders, with pink flowerheads and leaves on a lemon yellow ground, beneath butterflies on the neck and a crenulated band on the flat square rim, the stands decorated with a turquoise and yellow enamelled ground with stylised flowers and a triangular iron-red diaper on the flat rim.
A Famille rose globular teapot and cover, painted in puce, grisaille and gilt.
Pair of famille rose candlesticks, each with a foliate-edged square base and balustrade fluted stem surmounted by a cylindrical ribbed candle holder, painted on the base with eight flowerheads amongst leaves above a turquoise-enamel scrolling band with four further flowerheads beneath the balustrade, painted on each flute with leaves dispersed between prunus flowerheads.
Pair of famille rose rococo chamber sticks with branch and leaf handles, each candle holder modelled as a flowerhead with pink and yellow petals supported on a large open vine leaf with red berries, all on a raised rectangular plinth with underglaze-blue recessed panels moulded with gilt interlinked scrolls.
Famille rose figural group of a seated Chinese man drinking beside a lady with his arm on her shoulder, both on a naturalist pierced rockwork plinth, the man’s blue-enamelled unbuttoned tunic incised with ruyi-clouds, also wearing iron-red breeches and black enamelled boots, the lady with her right hand raised to her mouth, wearing a yellow jacket with landscape panels and a blue dress with a leg and bound foot revealed, her hair tied and pinned in a high chignon.
Famille rose and grisaille eggshell soup plate, painted in the centre with a mountainous river-landscape scene with a tall pagoda in the distance and a gated village in the foreground with a figure and his attendant between two horses, another figure crossing a bridge with a fisherman sitting in his boat beside his raised fishing rod, all amongst delicately painted rockwork, trees and houses, beneath a wide gilt floral leafy continuous branch in the cavetto, the flat everted rim with three peony sprays in leaf-shape reserves, besides white and pink chrysanthemum on a pink diaper ground and a gilt diaper band at the rim.
A Chinese porcelain famille rose tea bowl and saucer of fluted petal form, painted with two fishing boats, one with fisherman and net and oarsman, the other with lady and oar and boy, in a river scene with flowering lotus in a mountainous landscape with farmer carrying bales of hay, another astride a water buffalo, a further figure in front of a terrace looks on.
A pair of Chinese porcelain semi-eggshell teabowls and saucers of petal form painted in iron-red, gilt, blue, green and aubergine enamels, with a young woman opening the door of a bird cage, beside a seated man wearing a tri-corn hat in a fenced garden with flowers and three birds, the subject is taken from a painting entitled Le dénicheur d’oiseaux.
A pair of Chinese porcelain famille rose two-handled ice buckets of fluted form with foliate rims, painted on each side with a tied bouquet of peony, camellia, chrysanthemum, rose and pink, amongst smaller flowers and foliage on a flower spray ground, the handles decorated with iron-red and gilt highly stylised dragons, the everted foot rim with iron-red, gilt and puce prunus flower heads, the foliate rim with original gilding.