Qing Porcelain From Three Private Collections

The exhibition comprises 28 pieces from three esteemed collectors of Qing ceramics from the late 1800’s until today.

Tang Shaoyi was the first Prime Minister of the Republic of China in 1912. He was a well-known collector of imperial Chinese porcelain of his time, however he was assassinated at his home in 1938 by a Juntong squad impersonating antique sellers.

Frenchman Henry Mazot lived and worked in Peking from the 1920’s to the 1940’s and eventually became Chairman of the Bank of Indochina. It was during this time he built his collection of Chinese porcelain.

Jeffrey Stamen is an avid collector of Chinese porcelain and is extremely well-respected for his knowledge and study on Kangxi throughout the world. He has been a great friend of Marchant over the years.

Notable pieces are an early Kangxi fish dish with copper-red, a Kangxi imperial immortal saucer dish, a Kangxi celadon-ground carved brushpot with chilong dragons, a Kangxi powder-blue ground vase with immortals, an imperial Yongzheng red bowl and an imperial Kangxi yellow and green dragon bowl.

Available Pieces
  • M4517

    £23,000

    Pair of Chinese imperial porcelain small yellow glazed thinly potted saucer dishes, each covered overall in an even yellow glaze extending to the base.

  • R9955

    £15,000

    Chinese imperial porcelain saucer dish painted on a yellow ground and incised with a green and aubergine five-clawed dragon encircling a flaming pearl amongst stylised clouds and flames, the underside with aubergine grapes and green leaves on a yellow ground extending to the base.

  • M4511

    £25,000

    Pair of Chinese imperial porcelain yellow ground bowls with gently flared rims, each incised and painted on the exterior with two green five-clawed dragons in pursuit of flaming pearls amongst stylised flames and ruyi -head clouds, above a band of ruyi -heads and beneath a band of scrolling foliage, the well of each interior incised with a shou -character medallion within a double ring.

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  • M4542

    £28,000

    Pair of Chinese imperial porcelain saucer dishes, each painted on a yellow ground and incised with a green and aubergine five-clawed dragon encircling a flaming pearl amongst stylised clouds and flames, the reverse incised with cranes in flight between ruyi-head clouds on a yellow ground extending to the base.

  • M4707

    £38,000

    Chinese porcelain fencai, famille rose jardinière of circular deep form with flat everted rim, painted on the exterior in a continuous scene with Zhong Kui, the Demon Queller, riding a piebald horse beside his attendant carrying a chest and wrapped qin, while accompanying his sister, Mei’er, to her wedding, she is seated and being pushed in a wheeled sedan chair, beneath overhanging willow and beside rockwork, beneath the moon and clouds, the base unglazed with an ink three-character mark.

  • M4566

    £58,000

    Chinese imperial porcelain yellow ground saucer dish incised in the centre and painted with a green and aubergine five-clawed dragon in pursuit of a flaming pearl amongst stylised flames, within a double aubergine ring, the underside decorated with grapes and leaves also on a yellow ground extending to the base.

  • M4639

    £22,000

    Chinese porcelain celadon ground bottle vase with rounded body and ribbed cylindrical neck in imitation of bamboo, with upright galleried rim covered overall in an even pale celadon glaze extending to the interior and the base.

  • M4567

    £23,000

    Chinese imperial porcelain saucer dish painted on a yellow ground and incised with a green and aubergine five-clawed dragon encircling a flaming pearl amongst stylised clouds and flames, the underside with aubergine grapes and green leaves on a yellow ground extending to the base.

  • M4658

    £35,000

    Chinese imperial porcelain blue ground iron-red dragon saucer dish with gently lipped rim, painted in the centre with a Ming-style five-clawed dragon on an underglaze blue crested-wave medallion encircled by two pairs of double lines, the underside with nine small dragons depicted in a variety of positions on a crested-wave ground beneath a band of flowerheads.

  • M4569

    £18,000

    Chinese imperial porcelain saucer dish painted on a yellow ground and incised with a green and aubergine five-clawed dragon encircling a flaming pearl amongst stylised clouds and flames, the underside with aubergine grapes and green leaves on a yellow ground extending to the base.

  • M4636

    £POA

    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.

  • R9952

    £30,000

    Chinese imperial porcelain saucer dish painted on a yellow ground and incised with a green and aubergine five-clawed dragon encircling a flaming pearl amongst stylised clouds and flames, the underside with aubergine grapes and green leaves on a yellow ground extending to the base.

  • M4537

    £58,000

    Chinese imperial porcelain thinly potted yellow ground green dragon bowl, incised on the exterior with two five-clawed dragons in pursuit of flaming pearls, amongst stylised clouds and flames, above a band of interlocked ruyi-heads and beneath a single scroll branch with leaves, the interior carved in the well with a shou -character, within a double incised ring in green glaze.

  • M4662

    £38,000

    Chinese porcelain blue and white large dish with flat everted rim, painted with a large wicker-work basket of flowers including prunus, peach flower, chrysanthemum, magnolia, peony and hydrangea on a stand with ruyi-head feet, beneath an upright gate-form bamboo handle tied with a ribbon at the top, the underside with branches of camellia, peony and prunus.

  • M4661

    £POA

    Chinese porcelain blue and white and underglaze copper-red large deep saucer dish with gently flared rim, painted in the centre with a crab encircled by four carp and a mandarin carp, with shrimp and shell amongst a shoal of copper-red fish and guppies, with aquatic plants, arrow heads, leaves and roe, all within a single underglaze blue line, the underside and base glazed white with a wide channel foot rim.

  • M4644

    £POA

    Chinese imperial porcelain blue and white deep dish thickly potted with gently flared rim, painted on the interior with three elderly immortals discussing their age, while standing on a rocky promontory beside their attendant and a deer, beneath overhanging rockwork and pine branches, looking out towards a sea house, with a crane in flight delivering a bamboo strip of longevity into the receptacle in the window, thus extending the lifespan of the immortal by one hundred years, the underside painted with islands and a fisherman.

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