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.

  • R9991/3

    £15,000

    Pair of Chinese imperial porcelain small yellow ground saucer dishes, each incised in green and aubergine with two five-clawed dragons in pursuit of a flaming pearl amongst stylised flames and clouds, encircled by six branches of peach flowers and fruits, the underside of each with two dragons between lingzhi branches.

  • M4725/6

    £20,000

    Pair of Chinese porcelain café au lait ground fencai, famille rose enamelled large saucer dishes, each painted with a central group of flowering orchids issuing from rockwork between branches of bamboo and flowering prunus, beneath butterflies in flight and a branch of flowering chrysanthemum, all within a gilt rim, the reverse with four groups of lingzhi  fungus amongst grass also on a café au lait ground.

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  • 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.

  • M4714/5

    £20,000

    Pair of Chinese imperial porcelain bowls of almost conical form, each painted on the exterior in fencai, famille rose enamels with butterflies in flight amongst flowering daisy and camellia above grass, the interiors glazed white, the rims with traces of original gilding.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • M4645

    £20,000

    Chinese porcelain wucai, famille verte brush pot, bitong, painted on the exterior with four carp, one in blue enamels with green fins and tail, one in green enamels with blue fins and tail, a leaping carp in iron-red and a smaller carp in white enamel with green fins and tail, all amongst aquatic plants, weeds, grass and roe, the base unglazed with a small recessed white glazed centre.

  • 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.

  • M4660

    £POA

    Chinese porcelain brush pot, bitong, incised with three chi-dragons amongst branches of lingzhi on a dense foliate ground, between double lines at the foot and triangular diagonal pattern at the rim, covered on the exterior in an even pale celadon glaze, the rim and interior glazed white, the partially unglazed base with an indented glazed centre with underglaze blue mark of Xuande.

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Famille Rose

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Monochromes

Objects of single-colour.