A Large Pair of Grey Porcelain Elephants

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The Elbogen porcelain factory was founded on the Austrian / Czech border in 1815 by Rudolf K and Eugen K Haidinger. It was named Haideinger Brothers Porcelain Factory in Elbogen, and was also known as Vienna Porcelain and Earthenware Factory. The factory was located in the Czech city of Loket, which was known as Elbogen whilst under Austrian rule. Like Samson of France, the Elbogen workshops produced a number of designs in the eighteenth century manner inspired by Chinese and European models. Towards the end of the 19th century they specialised in producing finely modelled animalia and chinoiserie figures of which, these elephants are among the most striking.

Size: Lenght 11 in.  Widht 4 in.  Height 8 in.

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A Large Pair of Grey Porcelain Elephants

A ‘Dutch’ 18th Century Chinoiserie Tilt-Top Table

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Lovely early 18th century Chinoiserie tilt-top table. This style of table was usually referred to as ‘Dutch’ as they were popular in Holland during the 17th and early 18th centuries. They were generally used as tea or supper tables.

Size: Lenght 115cm-45in.  Widht 81.5cm-32in.  Height 77cm-30in.

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A ‘Dutch’ 18th Century Chinoiserie Tilt-Top Table

Two Large 17th Century Chinese Blanc de Chine Foo Dogs

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Two large Chinese blanc de Chine Foo dogs. Last quarter of the 17th century, probably Dehua Blanc de Chine. Both dogs have a soft ivory colour. There are some very minor traces of paint as these dogs were often decorated in Europe. In China Foo dogs were traditionally considered protectors of the home.

Size: Length 11.5cm-4.5in.  Width 15cm-6in.  Height  36cm-14in.

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Two Large 17th Century Chinese Blanc de Chine Foo Dogs

Impressive Continental 17th Century Gilt wood Console Table

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A finely carved gilt wood and gesso console table dating from the last quarter of the seventeenth century. The curvature of the legs, paw feet and stretcher surmounted by an urn are suggestive of an Italian origin. Table top covered in antique red velvet, it may have once had a stone top. Overall a highly decorative and impressive quality piece.

Size: Lenght 100cm-39.5in.  Widht 61cm-24in.  Height 82cm-32in.

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Impressive Continental 17th Century Gilt wood Console Table

Chinese 18th Cenutury Export Porcelain Cache Pot

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A Chinese Porcelain export porcelain cache pot, ca. 1750. Decorated with iron red, grisaille and gilt highlights.

Size: Length 18cm-7in.  Height 13.5cm-5.3in.

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Chinese 18th Cenutury Export Porcelain Cache Pot

Two Huge 18th Century Chinese Blue and White Vases

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A matched pair of very large, rare Chinese blue and white porcelain vases dating from the last quarter of the 18th century. Elaborately decorated in Oriental landscapes showing pagodas, gardens and bridges. Both vases have sustained heavy damage on one side which has been restored. Each vase has a very good undamaged side. Perfect for decorating as these vases are in ‘country house condition’.

Size: Length 39cm-15.5in.  Height 69cm-27in.

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Two Huge 18th Century Chinese Blue and White Vases

A George I Gilt Wood Mirror

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An outstanding early Georgian carved giltwood and gesso mirror with an 18th century mirror plate set within a carved and moulded border flanked by three carved plumes or Prince of Wales feathers. The shaped apron centred by a large shell.
Possibly Irish. Ca. 1720

Size: Length 64cm-25in.  Height 116cm-46in.

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A George I Gilt Wood Mirror

A Large Pair of 18th Century Louis XV Ormolu Wall Appliques

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A large pair of French gilt bronze (ormolu) Louis XV wall appliques, ca 1760. This is a finely cast, chased and burnished pair of gilt bronze ormolu two branch wall lights / appliques. Cast in the mid eighteenth century Louis XV rococo taste with foliate scrolled backplates and branches. Good, slightly aged, patina.
Size: Length 33cm-13in.   Width 26cm-10in.   Height 44cm-17.5in.

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A Large Pair of 18th Century Louis XV Ormolu Wall Appliques

Charming large 18th Century Reverse Glass Painting of a Seated Lady

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An extremely charming, large and high quality Georgian reverse glass painting of a young lady seated in a landscape holding a posy and a handkerchief against her cheek. The painting is very accomplished and detailed. There is some very minor detachment in two small areas as is usual with reverse glass pictures of this vintage. The picture is in a period Georgian frame. There is the possibility that this reverse glass picture was made in China for the European export market in the last quarter of the 18th century.

Size:  Length 37cm-14.5in.   Height 47cm-18.5in

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Charming large 18th Century Reverse Glass Painting of a Seated Lady

A Georgian Chippendale Piecrust Tilt-Top Tea Table

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Chippendale Piecrust Tilt-Top Tea Table, English, ca. 1760-1780, in mahogany, with birdcage mechanism over fluted column terminating in an elegant pedestal urn. On carved legs and feet. The decoration on the feet and legs is possibly 19th century. Good colour and lovely figured top. Provenance: Famous English Screen and Stage personality.

Size:   Height 73cm-28.5in.  Diameter 75cm-29.5in.

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A Georgian Chippendale Piecrust Tilt-Top Tea Table

17th Century Massive and Deep Japanese Arita Charger with Provenance

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A massive Japanese Arita blue and white “kraak”-style deep charger, late 17th century, decorated with a central medaillon showing branches bearing fruits, within a border of alternating panels of flowers  and leaves. Dishes with panelled borders were mass-produced in China for export to the Middle East and Europe from 1570 onwards. The trade was conducted at first by Portuguese and then by Dutch merchants, who called them ” Kraak porcelain”. After the Ming dynasty fell in 1644, Chinese production collapsed and the Dutch turned to the Arita kilns of Japan for substitutes.

Provenance: The Private Collection of Lord Methuen of Corsham Court, near Bath.

Size:  Diameter 57cm-22.5in.  Depth 13cm-5in.

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17th Century Massive and Deep Japanese Arita Charger with Provenance

A Large Porcelain Elephant in a Gilt Rococo Ormolu Base

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A finely modelled white porcelain elephant standing with left foot forward, trunk curled beneath tusks, the features realistically picked out in colours mounted on a gilt bronze ormolu base. Possibly Elbogen Porcelain Factory.
Comparative example illustrated: The Duchess de Guermantes, Paris. The dining room. Illustrated: Visite Privee, Hotels particulier de Paris’, Page 91.

The Elbogen porcelain factory was founded on the Austrian / Czech border in 1815 by Rudolf K and Eugen K Haidinger. It was named Haideinger Brothers Porcelain Factory in Elbogen, and was also known as Vienna Porcelain and Earthenware Factory. The factory was located in the Czech city of Loket, which was known as Elbogen whilst under Austrian rule. Like Samson of France, the Elbogen workshops produced a number of designs in the eighteenth century manner inspired by Chinese and European models. Towards the end of the 19th century they specialised in producing finely modelled animalia and chinoiserie figures of which, these elephants are among the most striking.

Size:  Height 11in.-28cm  Width 13in.-33cm  Depth 8in.-20cm

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A Large Porcelain Elephant in a Gilt Rococo Ormolu Base

A Large Late 17th Century Japanese Octagonal Arita Blue and White Vase

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A Large late 17th Century Japanese Octagonal Arita Blue and White Vase ca. 1680. The vase is of octagonal baluster form, boldly painted with phoenixes and large blossoming foliage around the body within stylised borders, the covers with similar flowers and foliage below the blue finial. Good dark blue colours, excellent loose decoration stylistically typical of this period and in general good Country House condition.

Size: Height 24in.-61cm  Width 12.5in.-32cm  Depth 12.5in.-32cm

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A Large Late 17th Century Japanese Octagonal Arita Blue and White Vase

A Large Lamped Japanese Early 18th Century Imari Elongated Vase

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A large lamped Japanese late 17th / early 18th century Imari Vase of elongated ovoid form with flaring neck, decorated in the Imari palette of underglaze blue with overglaze iron-red and green enamel with details in gold. The decoration with scroll and ribbon motifs with landscapes, peonies, prunus and vines. On a hand carved water gilt wooden base and antiques brass plate and light fitting. The reverse side of the vase with old riveted cracks (please see photos for details). This is an extremely fine example of a very rare and high quality Japanese Imari vase. For comparative examples please see the collection of the Duke of Hessen-Kassel, ‘Porzellan aus China & Japan, Berlin 1990, page 517’ and ‘Porcelain for Palaces, Oliver Impey, 2001’.

Size:  Height 22in.-56cm  Width 9.5in.-24cm  Depth 9.5in-24cm

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A Large Lamped Japanese Early 18th Century Imari Elongated Vase

17th Century Pair of Imari Balauster Vases on Giltwood Bases

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A 17th century pair of lamped richly decorated Imari baluster vases on hand carved and water gilt wooden bases. Both vases have been fitted with antiqued brass plates and adjustable height dual fittings with finals. The vases are decorated in two separate panels and a border painted with chrysanthemums. The panels show gambolling kara shi-shi foh dogs one of which is hiding in a peony bush. Five palette colour Imari: tomato red, blue, green, black, orange and gilt highlights. One vase has a small museum restoration on the top rim, the other on the base (please see relevant photos and condition description below).
Size: Height to the top of the vase is 17 inches, to the top of the light fitting max. 30 inches. Diameter (widest point) 13in.

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17th Century Pair of Imari Balauster Vases on Giltwood Bases

Fabulous Large Japanese Early 18th Century Imari Vase

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This is a really fabulous large Japanese early 18th century Imari vase, richly decorated in fields of black and gold showing opened panels with landscapes and flowering decorations. It is in excellent condition and a very unusual and elegant example of decorated export Imari.

Size: Height 20.25in.-51cm  Width 15.75in.-40cm  Depth 15.75in.- 40cm


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Fabulous Large Japanese Early 18th Century Imari Vase

George II Upholstered & Carved Side Chair

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Very elegant George II upholstered side chair ca. 1740. Mahogany cabriole legs terminating in pad feet. The legs and feet are intricately carved, we believe originally but there is always a slight possibility later. The chair has been newly upholstered to the highest standards with vintage blue Gainsborough silk Damask which has been braided with spaced studs.

Size: Height 38in.-97cm  Width 23in.-58cm  Depth 22in.-56cm

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George II Upholstered & Carved Side Chair

Large 17th Century Japanese Arita Blue & White Bowl and Cover

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This 17th century large Japanese Arita bowl and cover is a piece of export porcelain made for the European trade that was conducted by the Dutch during the Edo period (1615–1868). It is decorated in the Transitional style, in which a stylized landscape scene is executed in underglaze blue on a white surface. This style originated in Chinese export porcelain and was popular in Europe in the first half of the seventeenth century. When, toward the middle of that century, the Dutch porcelain trade was carried out primarily with Japan, Chinese styles were used as models. This large shape was not widespread in Japan, but rather was created specifically to meet the demand of European buyers. The lid has a Kara Shi-Shi Foh dog as a finial. The bowl has an old repaired hairline crack which has been riveted. The bowl dates from ca. 1680.

For a comparative example see: Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Bequest of Dr. and Mrs. Roger G. Gerry, 2000 (2002.447.47a,b)

Size: Height 36cm-14in.  Diameter 30cm-12in.

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Large 17th Century Japanese Arita Blue & White Bowl and Cover

A George III Mahogany Architect’s/Writing Table ca. 1750

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This table dates from ca. 1750 and has a wonderful deep and rich patina. The top has carved re-entrant corners and the front of the table can pull out to form a writing surface which is covered in a green baize which can slide backwards to reveal further compartments and secret drawers underneath. The whole table stands on square legs, the front two separating when opened and has a total of six castors. The front handle is very impressive and has a very imposing brass escutcheon. The table has been beautifully waxed.

Size: Height 72cm-28,5in.  Width 86cm-34in.  Depth 56cm-22in.

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A George III Mahogany Architect’s/Writing Table ca. 1750

A Good Pair of Chippendale Period Chairs c. 1760

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A good pair of Chippendale period chairs with excellent colour. The mahogany is of the finest and heaviest quality. Shaped head rails, terminating in scrolls, over well executed scrolling pierced back splats. The centre head rail displays a lovely English Rococo carved detail. The cabriole legs terminate in very well defined claw and ball feet. Drop in seats in good order which may be re-covered. One chair has a very old repair to the top right corner area where it has been repaired with a wrought iron bracket which has been laid into the surface of the chair to render it stable.

Size: Height 97cm-38in.  Width 58cm-23in.  Depth 53cm-21in.


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A Good Pair of Chippendale Period Chairs c. 1760

Spanish 18th Century Silver Chamberstick circa 1740

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A charming Spanish silver chamberstick ca. 1740. The chamberstick is centered by a baluster socket on a bordered circular dish terminating in a long rectangular handle crowned with a Rococo shell and foliate motif. The long handle has a pair of pincer-type extinguishers on an attached chain slotting into two brackets beneath the handle, which is typical of Italian and Spanish chambersticks of this era. The makers Mark “RV” and  “COT” with “BAR” for Barcelona. Heavy and solid object.

Size:  Depth 27cm-10,5in.  Width 9cm-3,5in.  Height 6cm-2,5in.

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Spanish 18th Century Silver Chamberstick circa 1740

A Huge 17th Century Japanese Octagonal Arita Blue & White Vase ca. 1680.

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A huge late 17th Century Japanese Octagonal Arita Blue and White Vase ca. 1680. The vase is of octagonal baluster form, boldly painted with phoenixes and large blossoming foliage around the body within stylised borders, the covers with similar flowers and foliage below the blue finial. Good dark blue colours, excellent loose decoration stylistically typical of this period and in excellent condition. Lid lacking.

Size:  Height 56cm-22in.  Diameter 41cm-16in.

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A Huge 17th Century Japanese Octagonal Arita Blue & White Vase ca. 1680.

A Louis XVI period eighteenth century sofa ‘en grisaille’, ca. 1780

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A Louis XVI period eighteenth century sofa ‘en grisaille’, four fluted and tapering legs (front) and three fluted legs (back). This elegant sofa retains its original paint (grey/white) “en grisaille”. Stylistically ‘Transition’ hence the elegant Louis XV arms and the neoclassical Louis XVI fluted Legs. France, circa 1760. Recently upholstered in Colony fabric.
Provenance: Private Collection, Sothebys, Bel Ameublement, Moncaco 1994.

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A Louis XVI period eighteenth century sofa ‘en grisaille’, ca. 1780

A Huge Japanese 17th Century Imari Vase

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A huge Japanese Imari vase, Edo period, late 17th century. The main body of the vase is decorated in iron red and cobalt blue and gilt on under glaze blue with large panels. Each panel is painted alternately with a single flowering tree or plant (peony, iris and plum), against a white ground.

Size:  Height 61cm-24in.  Diameter 41cm-16in.

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A Huge Japanese 17th Century Imari Vase

Large Dutch Delft Chinoiserie Baluster Vase ca. 1680

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Large Dutch delft baluster vase, circa 1680, decorated in the Chinese transitional style with figurative scenes of scholars and officials with an attendant in a landscape of rockwork and trees, beneath a border of lappets, all above a border at the base with stiff leaves. No glazing to the base. Condition: very good, some minor fritting to the  rim and one slightly larger shallow fritt to the base. Please see photos.

Size:  Height  32cm-12,5in.  Diameter 23cm-9in.

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Large Dutch Delft Chinoiserie Baluster Vase ca. 1680

Monumental Pair of 19th Century Turquoise Flambé Glaze Lamped Vases

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A monumental pair of 19th Century Turquoise flambé vases which have been lamped. It has been suggested that the vases may be British since they are of a design known to be produced by Dr Christopher Dresser for Linthorpe. We would date these to around 1870. The glaze of the vases is a very deep turquoise with a slight flambé streaking pattern with an occasional greenish blush. Both vases have been fitted with hand carved wooden bases which have been water gilt and antiqued. The tops of the vases have been fitted with antiqued brass plates and double light fittings on an adjustable top fitting shade finial.
The height of the actual vase is 21 inches but the extended height of the brass finial is at 33 inches maximum,  Diameter 27cm-10,5in.

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Monumental Pair of 19th Century Turquoise Flambé Glaze Lamped Vases

A Large Chinese Blue & white Kraak Charger, Wanli (1573- 1619)

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A large Chinese blue and white kraak charger, Wanli (1573-1619), decorated in the centre with a pair of black birds and flowers issuing from rockwork. The panelled border decorated with flowers and precious objects. Good solid blue glaze. Condition: small chip and break to rim neatly restored and consolidated hair crack in the base which shows only on the bottom side. An excellent decorative piece of early Chinese porcelain.

Diameter 19,5 in. – 50 cm.  Height 4 in. – 10 cm.

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A Large Chinese Blue & white Kraak Charger, Wanli (1573- 1619)

A Pair of Oval Portraits By Johann Huber Dated 1711

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Portraits of Christopher Steiger (1694-1765) and Anna Catharina Steiger (1680-1729)
A pair of portraits by Swiss artist Johan Huber, dated 1711 oil on convex copper; held in the original foliate carved giltwood frames. Size in frames 21.5 inches high (55 cm).
Provenance: Steiger family, Tschugg Manor, Bern, Switzerland until 1875.

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A Pair of Oval Portraits By Johann Huber Dated 1711

A Pair of Large White Porcelain Elephants

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The Elbogen porcelain factory was founded on the Austrian / Czech border in 1815 by Rudolf K and Eugen K Haidinger. It was named Haideinger Brothers Porcelain Factory in Elbogen, and was also known as Vienna Porcelain and Earthenware Factory. The factory was located in the Czech city of Loket, which was known as Elbogen whilst under Austrian rule. Like Samson of France, the Elbogen workshops produced a number of designs in the eighteenth century manner inspired by Chinese and European models. Towards the end of the 19th century they specialised in producing finely modelled animalia and chinoiserie figures of which, these elephants are among the most striking.

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A Pair of Large White Porcelain Elephants

A Charming pair of George I Walnut Chairs ca. 1725

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A very lovely George I pair of walnut chairs ca. 1725, the drop-in seats upholstered in vintage green silk velvet. These chairs have lovely proportions, excellent condition and sturdy. The wood has beautiful figuring in the grain.


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A Charming pair of George I Walnut Chairs ca. 1725

Huge Chinese Powder Blue Porcelain Kangxi Temple Vase, circa 1720

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A spectacular large Chinese porcelain powder blue temple jar and cover, early 18th century, Kangxi. Beautiful soft blue glaze. Large size measuring: Height 25in.-64cm  Diameter 13.5 in.-35cm
Minor damage: Lid has a small restored edge chip. The vase also has a restored section on the rim of about 2 inches and there is a circular crack on the shoulder of about 2.5 inches. There is a slight tonal differential between the lid and the vase. Overall in good and decorative condition.

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Huge Chinese Powder Blue Porcelain Kangxi Temple Vase, circa 1720

Pair of Japanese Arita Style Continental Figures of Seated Dogs

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pair of very unusual Japanese Arita style porcelain dogs. These are based on 17th century models of dogs very few of which have survived. These figures are probably Samson, mid 19th century. One dog carries an old label from antique dealer “Giovanni Pron” in Turin, Italy. Good condition.
For a prototype see: Two puppies, Japan, Arita, Edo period (1603 – 1868), 1670 – 1700. Porcelain, painted in overglaze black, iron red, aubergine and gold. H. 13.9 cm, 12.5 cm. PO 4813. Porcelain Collection.

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Pair of Japanese Arita Style Continental Figures of Seated Dogs

Collection Dehua of Blanc de Chine Foo Dogs, China, circa 1680

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A collection of Chinese Dehua Blanc de Chine Foo dogs dating from the last quarter of the 17th century. Some are pairs and some singles all shown in alert stances with one arm resting on a ball, some have an incense stick holder to one side and all on a short plinth base with either a plain or scrolled edge.
All Kangxi, 1622-1722. As this is a collection there are variations in height and size, the average size being about 4.5 to 5 inches tall. Some are in perfect condition and some have minor losses. Some are very white and some have a more ivory color.

Provenance: A private Oxfordshire Collection. These dogs were painstakingly collected over a number of years.

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Collection Dehua of Blanc de Chine Foo Dogs, China, circa 1680

Large Chinese Blue and White Kraak Charger, Wanli

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A large Chinese blue and white kraak charger, Wanli (1573-1619), decorated in the centre with a jardinière with plants and flowers. The panelled border decorated with flowers and precious objects. Good solid deep blue glaze. Condition: Consolidated hair crack on the right side not really visible from the front. Some sand pitting (as is usual with Wanli porcelain) on the interior medallion. An excellent decorative piece of early Chinese porcelain. Provenance McPherson, London and Private collection.

Size: Diameter 19in.-48cm  Height 3.75in.-10cm

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Large Chinese Blue and White Kraak Charger, Wanli

Very Large Lamped Japanese 17th Century Imari Vase

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A very large lamped Japanese late 17th or early 18th century Imari vase, decorated in the Imari palette of underglaze blue with overglaze iron red and green enamel with details in gold. The decoration with panels showing phoenixes with landscapes and pagodas with cherry blossom. The vase has been mounted on a hand-carved water gilt wooden base and fitted with an antiqued brass plate and light finial. The vase is in excellent condition. This is an extremely fine example of a very rare and high quality Japanese Imari vase.

Size: Height 25in.-63cm Diameter 16in.-41cm

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Very Large Lamped Japanese 17th Century Imari Vase

Pair of Louis XVI 18th Century French Gilt Bronze Fire Dogs

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A great pair of well cast and chased French Louis XVI fire dogs with the typical neoclassic elements such as columns, urns and a feathered triumphal helmet each the side. These date from circa 1770. Excellent fire gilding. Very good size and condition, the gilding especially as it is not worn and every element has been finely chased. Originally these fire dogs would have had long iron rods emerging from the reverse side. These have been removed at some stage and now allow for easy placing on the side of all fireplaces.

Size: Height  9.5 in./24cm   Length 9.5in./24cm

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Pair of Louis XVI 18th Century French Gilt Bronze Fire Dogs

Early 19th Century Chinese Watercolour on Paper in a Georgian Frame

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An extremely charming and detailed watercolour depicting two blossoming branches of peonies with a butterfly perching down on a flower. It is very likely to be a Chinese work dating from, circa 1820-1840. Paper in excellent condition.
Framed with an antique 18th century Georgian frame with a water gilt slip and displayed within a modern acid free handcrafted mount.

Size: Height 14 in./36cm   Length 18.5in./47cm

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Early 19th Century Chinese Watercolour on Paper in a Georgian Frame

Exceptional Early 18th Century Japanese Imari Vase, circa 1700

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A very large Japanese Imari vase of exceptional decorative quality dating from, circa 1700-1720. Each of the three main panels on the body of the vase depicts different varieties of flowers such as peonies, carnations and chrysanthemums. The lid is a European copy of the original made to replace the, presumably, broken, original. We think it was made in the early 19th century and we assume that the vase must have had a prestigious provenance considering the cost of making a lid to match in such quality. The vase stands on an associated 20th century hand-carved and gilt wooden base. This is a spectacularly decorative and impressive piece.

Size: Height  36in./92cm   Diameter  16in./41cm

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Exceptional Early 18th Century Japanese Imari Vase, circa 1700

A Pair of Rare Georgian British India Colonial Salt and Pepper Pots

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A pair of very rare British Colonial salt and pepper pots dating from 1812-1820 by Hamilton and Co. Hallmarked for Calcutta with the Indian Elephant mark and date letter A. The salt pot which in England is usually open is presumably covered similar to the pepper pot because of the humid conditions in Calcutta. Each pot is engraved with crests and the words Salt and pepper on each respective vessel. Robert Hamilton (1772-1848) arrived in India and started work in Calcutta in 1808. He opened his Jewellery and Silversmithing shop at 5 Tank Square in 1808 under licence from the East Indian Company. In 1811 the business moved to 7 Court House Street, where it remained until 1973 when it finally closed. H&Co opened branches in other parts of India: Bombay (1833-36 and from 1868); Delhi and Simla (1865 onwards).

Size:  Height 3.25 in – 8 cm  Depth 1.5 in. – 4 cm

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A Pair of Rare Georgian British India Colonial Salt and Pepper Pots

A Georgian Small Portrait of a Young Lady ca. 1730

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A small Georgian oil portrait of a young lady ca. 1730. A very charming small scale oil painting of very unusual size. This is not a miniature but a proper oil painting on canvas in a hand carved and gild frame of the same period. The sitter is very sympathetically represented adorned with flowers and jewellery.

Size:  Height 12 in – 31 cm  Length 13 in – 33 cm

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A Georgian Small Portrait of a Young Lady ca. 1730

A Lamped Monochrome Turquoise Glazed Chinese Porcelain Vase

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A beautiful monochrome turquoise glazed Chinese porcelain vase of very high quality which has been lamped and fitted with hand turned and gilt wooden base. Brass plates have been fitted with electrical light bulb finials. The glaze has a wonderful deep Turquoise colour. This vase dates from ca. 1840-1860.

Size:  Height 18.5 in – 47 cm  Diameter 8.5 in – 22 cm

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A Lamped Monochrome Turquoise Glazed Chinese Porcelain Vase

A medium sized Japanese Imari porcelain baluster vase, late 17th Century

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An exquisite medium sized Japanese Imari porcelain baluster vase and cover, Edo period late 17th century. The ribbed, baluster-form vase with a domed cover surmounted by a knob finial, decorated in underglaze blue, coloured enamels and gilt with chrysanthemums, peonies and foliate scroll, with floral collar, and stylized floral and cloud bands above the foot.

Size: Height 19 in – 48 cm  Diameter 11 in – 28 cm

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A medium sized Japanese Imari porcelain baluster vase, late 17th Century

A pair of Chinese Export reverse glass portrait pictures

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A pair of large Chinese Export reverse glass portrait pictures, one panel depicting a woman of rank, the other her husband, probably a dignitary in their original frames. Their scale is unusually large and are exceptionally fine. The pictures retain their original moulded frames together with their pierced bronze hanging plates. However they are in ‘country house’ condition. The delicate technique of painting behind hand moulded glass panels renders them vulnerable to the hand of time. There are many areas where the paint has lifted from the glass. This condition does give a very atmospheric ‘look’ of faded country house splendour. The portrait of the man has a broken edge corner. As good quality reverse glass pictures are very difficult to find and generally very expensive we have decided to list these for decorative purposes. The condition is reflected in the price. The pictures date from ca. 1790-1820

Size: Height 19 in – 48 cm  Length 15 in – 38 cm

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A pair of Chinese Export reverse glass portrait pictures

Large Japanese Imari Porcelain Vase Lamped, c.1700

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A large Japanese Imari porcelain vase dating around 1700 Lamped with a handcarved and gilted wooden base.
The decoration is quite elaborate with three big shaped panels depicting phoenixes resting on trees amongst peonies and, between the panels, a big double ribbon ending with two bell-shaped tassels.
Perfect conditions, fresh colours, especially the overglaze gold which is usually worn

Size: Height 19.5in.-50cm  Diameter 12in.-30cm

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Large Japanese Imari Porcelain Vase Lamped, c.1700

Large Kangxi Blue and White Porcelain Vase, circa 1700

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Condition: The vase : in excellent condition, a small very shallow flake type chip to the inner edge of the rounded unglazed footrim c.17 x 5 mm. The cover : broken in two, with one cover broken into three sections, this has been very well restored.

Size: Height : 53.5 cm (21 inches).

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Large Kangxi Blue and White Porcelain Vase, circa 1700

A George I Period Mahogany Stool of Rare Proportions (c.1720 English)

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An unusually small proportioned early georgian cuban mahogany stool with drop in seat and cabriole leg with high pad feet, dating from around 1720.
Very good condition and of a lovely rich colour and surface.
Upholstered with an 18th Century silk damask

Size: Height 13.5in.-34cm  Seat: 12in.-31cm (square)

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A George I Period Mahogany Stool of Rare Proportions (c.1720 English)

Japanese Blue and White Bowl and Cover, circa 1700

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A Japanese porcelain bowl from the town of Arita, datin from the late 17th century/early 18th.
Large sized useful bowl with lid decorated in underglaze blue with flowers and leaves.
Bowl in perfect conditions, lid with few chips.

Size: Height 9in.-23cm  Diam 9.5in.-24cm

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Japanese Blue and White Bowl and Cover, circa 1700

Large Kangxi Blue and White Jar, circa 1700

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A large Chinese blue and white Jar from the Kangxi (1662-1722) period in country house conditions.
The baluster body rising from a recessed base to a short straight neck, decorated in blue and white with six panels depicting a blossoming prunus, lotus flowers and a mountainous landscape.
Unglazed base. A big piece has been off and restuck, a little chip on the top rim has been restored
Impressive piece

Size:  Height 19.5in.- 50cm  Diameter 14in.- 36cm

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Large Kangxi Blue and White Jar, circa 1700

Tall Chinese Enamelled Vase, circa 1700

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Large baluster shaped vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722).
Porcelain with famille verte enamels on biscuit, tall trumpet-shaped neck on a foot with bevelled ring.
The base is glazed and bears a double empty rings kangxi mark.
It depicts an old flowering prunus that stands next to a stylised rock, the branches of its robust gnarled trunk with many white flowers shaded with yellow and with black stamens.The branches reach up to the top of the vase and surround the entire piece.
Black birds are perching on the branches.
– This vase has been professionally restored at the neck where two pieces had been restuck –

Size:  Height 28in.-71cm  Diameter 11in.-28cm
Vases of this size with a green ground decorated with prunus are rare.
Known examples:
-Gulbenkian Museum, inv.2276 Lisbon
(see Chinese Porcelain nr 36, pag 142)
-Metropolitan Museum of art, NY (1913.14.40.401)
-Victoria and Albert Museum, London, (C. 1279-1910)
-Frick Collection,NY (15.8.27)

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Tall Chinese Enamelled Vase, circa 1700

Japanese Imari Lidded Vase, circa 1700

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A late 17th century octagonal shaped Imari vase unusually decorated in a very pale red and cobalt blue
Vase in perfect conditions,damages to the lid

Size: Height 22 in.-56 cm  Diameter 11 in.-28 cm

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Japanese Imari Lidded Vase, circa 1700

Massive Japanese Imari Lidded Jar, circa 1700

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This very tall and impressive octagonal shaped Imari vase depicts two unfolded screens with a landscape and architecture decoration and on top of it a rich pelmet-like fabric ending in a beautiful drapery on each side of the screen.
The vase is in very good conditions, has been restored inly on the inside to secure some hairline cracks that dont go through the body.
An identical example is shown in Wilhemsthal House, Germany, inv. nr. 4.1926

Size:  height 35.5 in. – 90 cm   Diameter 15.5 in. – 39 cm

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Massive Japanese Imari Lidded Jar, circa 1700

Early 18th Century Japanese Imari Sake Bottle, circa 1720

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A nicely decorated Imari sake bottle in very good conditions.
Floral decoration

Size:  Height 8.75 in. – 22 cm

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Early 18th Century Japanese Imari Sake Bottle, circa 1720

Late 17th Century Japanese Imari Lacquered Vase

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We were happy to come across this vase as there are very few surviving examples like this due to the medium’s delicate nature.
It is a Japanese Imari vase that, instead of being overglaze painted with the popular imari 5 colours palette, has been covered with beautiful layers of lacquer depicting peonies. Sadly it is not in very good conditions, pieces missing and circa 25% of the total area has been restored very badly.
We offer it as a decoration/collector piece for those able to understand its rarity and charm.
priced as per its conditions
rare museum piece

Size: Height 16 in. – 41 cm  Diameter 12.5 in. – 32 cm

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Late 17th Century Japanese Imari Lacquered Vase

Pair of Chinese Turquoise Glazed Watter Buffalos

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A fine pair of mid 19th century Chinese turquoise glazed biscuit models of reclining water buffalos, their legs folded beneath them, the base partly glazed and fired brown, with large spurmarks. Covered with a bluish-turquoise glaze on the biscuit. Details incised under the glaze; Restoration to the left ear on one of them. for similar examples see: Chinese Ceramics in the collection of the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, pag 234. Inv. No. AK-RBK 15971

Size: 19cmHx10cmWx13cmD

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Pair of Chinese Turquoise Glazed Watter Buffalos

Chinese Kangxi Porcelain Vase with Ormolu Mounts

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A Chinese blue and white porcelain vase in perfect conditions with later ormolu mounts. The base and top, very finely chiseled ormolu, has been added later, around 1860 most probably in France to transform it into an ” perfume diffuser” following the style of the time. It would have been a precious item destined to decorate a lady’s dressing table. Excellent conditions

Size: Height 25 cm

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Chinese Kangxi Porcelain Vase with Ormolu Mounts

Pair of Japanese Imari Sleeve Vases, circa 1700

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An impressive pair of trumpet shaped Japanese Imari vases each one decorated with two white panels of underglaze blue scrolling flowers on a dark blue and gold background. Conditions: one is perfect, the other has a couple of hairline cracks restored for about 25-30 cm

Identical examples:

-British Museum, London

-Galleria di Palazzo Spinola, Genoa, Italy

Height 54 cm

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Pair of Japanese Imari Sleeve Vases, circa 1700

Large Pair of Chinese Kangxi Period Blue and White Vases and Covers

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The peony is one of the flowers of the four seasons and represents the Spring. It symbolizes wealth and honour, honour in the sense of high rank, having an official position, or high social status. Plum Blossom (Prunus) / Meihua : Plum Meihua is one of the most important plants in Chinese art. Their flowers grow on knurled old angular branches, the flowers are fragile and pure, so they can be a symbol of vigour in old age as well as purity. The tree is the first to flower after the long hard winter, symbolically it can represent perseverance as well as renewal. This meaning is enhanced by a background of cracked-ice, the design can be seen as representing the end of winter and the beginning of spring with the ice of winter cracking to reveal a new year dawning. Branches of plum blossom convey the `Five Blessings` Meikai wufu, longevity, wealth, health, love of virtue and a peaceful death. The number five, an auspicious number to the Chinese, is taken from the five petals of the plum flower. Condition: The vases : in good condition, one has a small restoration at the neck of about 7×3 cms and both with fritting on the lower side.The covers: one has a chip of circa 6 cm that has been very well restored. Size: Height : 53.5 cm (21 inches).

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Large Pair of Chinese Kangxi Period Blue and White Vases and Covers

Early 18th century Japanese Imari with Lid

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A large octagonal shaped Japanese Imari vase dating from around 1700-1720 featuring an intricate and colourful decorative scheme: Five shaped panels containing birds, trees and bridges on a flowers background. Beautiful lid with a Kara-Shishi lion on top of a rock Condition: overall very good but a small chip of about 4 cm restored at the neck of the vase ( see image nr. 4)

Size: Height 70 cm

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Early 18th century Japanese Imari with Lid

A Japanese Imari Charger of large proportions, circa 1700

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A large Japanese Imari charger decorated in underglaze blue and overglaze depicting a bouquet of flowers in the center and the rim with three panels depicting a karashishi lion, a carp and phoenixes. Ca. 1700. Conditions: there is a “c” shaped hairline crack on the back

Diameter: 44 cm

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A Japanese Imari Charger of large proportions, circa 1700

A Large and Excellent Chinese Kangxi Blue and White Vase

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An impressively large facetted jar of octagonal form, each facet is decorated with a panel enclosing bird and insects amongst flowering branches issuing from rocks. China, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Perfect condition: No damage No restoration, No hairline cracks

Similar examples: Sothebys, London, The Gustav Leonhardt Collection sale L14307 lot 515

Size: Diameter 33 cm  Height 47 cm


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A Large and Excellent Chinese Kangxi Blue and White Vase

Rare Pair of Large 18th Century Kangxi Period Chinese Blue and White Chargers

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A rare, oversized, possibly unrecorded,pair of Chinese Kangxi Dynasty (1662-1722) Blue and White chargers dating from around 1700 and made for the foreign markets (export) most probably for the Dutch since the shape recalls one of 17th century silver chargers. Large Kangxi mark on the base, beautiful scrolling foliage decoration on the front. Good condition: a chip the size of a thumbnail expertly restored on the side and not visible in both of them

Diameter: 50 cm

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Rare Pair of Large 18th Century Kangxi Period Chinese Blue and White Chargers

Fine English Georgian Cutlery Set, circa 1780

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Rare English Georgian satinwood cutlery box with painted decoration. This style was developed by T. Sheraton and very rare to find in a cutlery box which is usually mahogany. Sheraton is a neoclassical style characterized by delicate straight lines, light construction, contrasting veneers, and neoclassical motifs and ornamentation. It is named for English designer Thomas Sheraton who published his designs in “The Cabinet Makers and Upholsterers Drawing Book” in 1791. It was the most reproduced style in the United States during the Federal period. The silver contained in it is all Georgian and dates from the 1730s through to the 1770s. All pieces are hallmarked. There are six dinner knives, six first course knives, six soup spoons, six pudding spoons, there are six forks and six tea spoons as well as a full set of fruit knives and forks in vermeille (silver gilt). There are some empty spaces which could be easily filled with additional at choice.

Dimensions:

15in.Hx9in.Wx13in.D

38cmHx23cmWx33cmD

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Fine English Georgian Cutlery Set, circa 1780

Tall Japanese Arita Blue and White Vase, circa 1700

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A Tall late 17th Century Japanese Octagonal Arita Blue and White Vase circa 1680. The vase is of octagonal baluster form, boldly painted with phoenixes and large blossoming intricate foliage of hydrangea and peonies rocks and branches around the body within stylised borders. Good dark blue colours, excellent loose decoration stylistically typical of this period and in excellent condition. a chip on the rim of about 3 cm has been professionally restored

Size: Height 60 cm, Diameter 41 cm

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Tall Japanese Arita Blue and White Vase, circa 1700

Late 17th Century Japanese Blue and White Vase Lamped

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An unusually small proportioned Japanese Arita porcelain vase dating circa 1690, decorated in underglaze blue and white depicting two people walking over a bridge amongst flowers and tree blossoming branches. It has been professionally lamped with a brass top and a hand-carved and gilded wooden base and the result is really charming, the porcelain in very good condition.

Size: Height 10.5 in.- 27 cm  Diameter 9 in. – 23 cm

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Late 17th Century Japanese Blue and White Vase Lamped

Large 18th Century Japanese Imari Vase Lamped

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A Japanese imari vase of baluster form and decorated with panels of birds, dragons and fish amidst peonies and a scrolling foliate ground enriched with gilding. Similar examples: Pitti Palace, Florence, Royal Apartment. Christies London, sale 10901, lot 40.

Size: Height 19in.-48cm  Diameter 13in. – 33cm

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Large 18th Century Japanese Imari Vase Lamped

Tall Chinese Blue and White Kangxi Period Porcelain Vase as a lamp

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A beautiful example of Chinese Kangxi (1662-1722) porcelain lidded vase dating from circa 1700, painted in underglaze blue with an intricate pattern of scrolling flowers as a lamp.

The vase in perfect condition; It will be sold with its lid

Size: Height 47 cm  Diameter 8.5 in. – 22 cm

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Tall Chinese Blue and White Kangxi Period Porcelain Vase as a lamp

Early 18th Century Large Japanese Porcelain Imari Charger, circa 1700

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This large Japanese porcelain charger dating circa 1700 features an unusual decoration: there is no under glaze blue as usually found in the Imari palette but the background is painted over glaze with a layer of black enamel: The result is very eye catching. This charger is particularly deep, has got big spur marks on the back (a sign of being early). Condition: There is a hairline crack of about 8 cm at h 11 that is displayed in picture nr 6. Rare object.

Diameter 21.75 in.- 55 cm

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Early 18th Century Large Japanese Porcelain Imari Charger, circa 1700

Large 18th Century Japanese Imari Vase as a Table Lamp

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A larger than usual lamped Japanese early 18th century Imari vase, decorated in the Imari palette of underglaze blue with overglaze iron red and green enamel with details in gold. The decoration with panels showing shrubs and rockwork. The vase has been mounted on a hand-carved water gilt wooden base and fitted with an antiqued brass plate and light finial. The vase is in excellent condition. This is an extremely fine example of a very rare and high quality Japanese Imari vase.

Size: Height 23 in. – 58 cm   Diameter 13in. – 33 cm

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Large 18th Century Japanese Imari Vase as a Table Lamp

Mid-18th Century Scagliola Column, circa 1770-1800

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An incredibly realistic high quality scagliola column with a Siena marbled finish on a Carrara like white marbled base dating circa 1770-1800. In very good condition, a chip at the top of about 5 cm has been restored.

Not easy to find proper period ones and especially of such high quality.

Size: Height 38 in. – 97 cm.  Diameter 9,5 in. – 24 cm (refers to the top)

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Mid-18th Century Scagliola Column, circa 1770-1800

Late 18th Century French Louis XVI Octagonal Mahogany Tripod Table

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Very fine Louis XVI mahogany brass-mounted and satinwood inlaid bleu turquin marble tilt-top octagonal tripod table, circa 1790. The beauty of this gueridon cannot be overstated: Mellow and warm in color and of superb proportions, this piece is emblematic of chic palatial French design in the late 18th century. Bleu turquin is a fine and highly regarded marble, referred to in Italy as Bardiglio. It is an Italian marble that is grey blue with white and black streaks. During the Louis XVI period in France it was used for the finest pieces.

Size: Height 26.5 in. – 67 cm  Diameter: 29 in. – 74 cm

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Late 18th Century French Louis XVI Octagonal Mahogany Tripod Table

Charming Georgian Small Size Chinese Export Lacquer Tilt-Top Table

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A very lovely Chinese lacquer table made for the European market. It dates from about 1800-1820 and is very much in the Georgian taste with a bird cage action tilt top, a turned pedestal column and cabriole legs termination in abbreviated paw feet. Very dark brown lacquer almost black decorated with delicate gilded borders and large central chinoiserie scene. Overall condition is very good for this delicate medium but there are the usual small scuffs and chips as well as a gentle curve on the top which is normal for this vintage lacquer.

Size: Height 31 in. – 79 cm  Diameter 23in. – 58cm

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Charming Georgian Small Size Chinese Export Lacquer Tilt-Top Table

Early 18th Century Japanese Imari Lidded Vase

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A well painted medium sized Japanese Imari vase depicting phoenixes and gru amongst flowers and blossoming branches on a cloud shaped underglaze blue decorated background. The lid with a shi-shi lion on a rockwork. Condition: Two pieces restuck on the rim about 5 cm ( clearly visible in the picture) and restoration to the finial. Very vivid and well preserved colors.

Size:  Height 23 in. – 58 cm  Diameter 11 in. – 28 cm

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Early 18th Century Japanese Imari Lidded Vase

Large Mid-18th Century George III Rococo Style Carved Giltwood Mirror

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An impressively large mid-18th century carved giltwood mirror in the Rococo style. The later shaped divided twin plate surmounted by a pierced acanthus leaf cresting flanked by icicles, the pierced ‘C’@ scroll sides with trailing oak leaves and acorns, above a pierced rocaille, double ‘C’ scroll and acanthus carved apron below. This mirror has excellent detailing and superb crisp carving throughout; the gilt finish has nicely aged to present a superb centrepiece mirror for any room or hallway. Origin/Age: Probably Irish, George III, circa 1760.

Size:  Height 62in. – 157 cm  Width 30 in. – 76 cm

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Large Mid-18th Century George III Rococo Style Carved Giltwood Mirror

Late 17th Century Portrait of a Young Lady, Studio of Godfrey Kneller circa 1690

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The evident charm of this sitter is characteristic of the work of Sir Godfrey Kneller and his studio, most probably Edward Byng. Edward Byng (circa 1676–1753) trained as an artist and became an assistant to Godfrey Kneller, circa 1693. At the time of Kneller’s death in 1723 Byng was his chief assistant and lived with him at a house in Great Queen Street. Kneller’s will recorded that Byng had “for many years faithfully served me”, gave him a pension of £100 a year and entrusted him with seeing that Kneller’s unfinished work was completed, for which he would receive the outstanding payments. Byng also inherited drawings in Kneller’s studio, many now in the British Museum. He later lived at Potterne, near Devizes, where he died in 1753. The draperies, displayed in three colors, are stylistically and tonally unusual for Kneller himself, and may suggest the collaboration of a studio assistant. In this picture, we can see the Kneller style and technique at it’s best, not only in the free and superbly handled drapery and background, but also in the excellent drawing of the face.

Size: 147 x 124 cm –  58 x 49 inches

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Late 17th Century Portrait of a Young Lady, Studio of Godfrey Kneller circa 1690

Mid-17th Century Chinese Wucai Porcelain Vase Lamped

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A medium sized Chinese Transitional Wucai porcelain Vase dating, circa 1640 and transformed into a lamp with a hand-carved giltwood base. The vase with an old restoration on the back where two pieces have been re attached to the body through the use of rivets/staples (typical 19th century way of restoring.)

Size: Height 40 cm/15.75 in.  Diameter 24 cm/9.45 in.

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Mid-17th Century Chinese Wucai Porcelain Vase Lamped

Mid-18th Century Chinese Reverse Glass Painting

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A finely painted Chinese reverse glass picture made for export and dating circa 1760 depicting two birds amongst blossoming peonies and insects Perfect condition, vibrant colors, good period frame.

Size: 11.81 in.Height,14.17 in.Width, 1.18 in.Depth –  30 cm Height, 36 cm Width, 3 cm Depth

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Mid-18th Century Chinese Reverse Glass Painting

Large Pair of 17th Century German Pricket Candlesticks

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A pair of German “Bell Metal” mid-17th century pricket candlesticks with baluster stems, both retaining a very well preserved original warm gilding.

Size: Height 12 in. – 30 cm  Diameter: 5 in. – 13 cm

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Large Pair of 17th Century German Pricket Candlesticks

18th Century Japanese Imari Porcelain Vase with Lid

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This large Japanese Imari vase, dating from circa 1700, features an unusual decoration depicting two large quails perching on a tree branch on a blue background with hexagons panels depicting butterflies and stylized flowers. The lid depicting same geometric patterns and surmounted by a trunk shaped finial with a small quail resting on it. Condition: The vase is perfect; the lid has restorations to the border. Rare, unusually decorated vase with elegant mellow colors, very decorative.

Size:  Height 22 in. -56 cm  Diameter: 12 in. – 30 cm

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18th Century Japanese Imari Porcelain Vase with Lid

18th Century Japanese Imari Vase as a Lamp, circa 1700

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This large Japanese Imari vase, dating from circa 1700 and in perfect condition, feature a very elegant decoration with peonies, chrysanthemums and lond tailed birds. Professionally lamped with a hand-carved and gilded base and brass top.

Size: Height 20 in. – 50 cm  Diameter 13 in. – 33 cm

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18th Century Japanese Imari Vase as a Lamp, circa 1700

Large Pair of 18th Century Japanese Imari Vases Lamped

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A large pair of octagonal shaped Japanese Imari vases dating from circa 1700-1720 featuring an intricate and colorful decorative scheme: Five shaped panels containing birds, trees and bridges on a flowers background. Condition: One vase is perfect, one has a small chip at the neck measuring circa 4 cm and professionally restored (see image nr. 4). Lamped with a giltwood base and brass top.

Size: Height 20.5 in. – 52 cm  Diameter 12 in. – 30 cm

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Large Pair of 18th Century Japanese Imari Vases Lamped

Large and Perfect Chinese Blue and White Wanli Clobbered Bowl, circa 1600

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A large Chinese Wanli period (1563-1620) blue and white porcelain bowl in perfect condition depicting several panels with flowers and tree branches and a scene with birds in the center. The bowl has been later highlighted, possibly in Holland with gilt and iron red decoration through a process called “clobbering”, which is here explained.

Size:Height 6.5 in. – 17 cm  Diameter 14 in. – 36 cm

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Large and Perfect Chinese Blue and White Wanli Clobbered Bowl, circa 1600

Early 18th Century Pair of Japanese Arita Model of a Leaping Carp, circa 1730

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A fine pair of early 18th century Japanese porcelain models of a carp leaping the Lungmen Falls, Arita Kilns, circa 1730-1750. Made from a two-piece mould, the tail and fins were made separately and luted to the body. The carp is depicted in a dynamic pose bent at the tail forcing the body upwards, open mouthed with it`s Barbles pushed back to it`s eyes it is clearly struggling. It is decorated in underglaze blue, pale iron-oxide, red and gold. For similar examples: Christies London, Sale 12445, 6/07/2016, lot 9.

Size: Height 5 in. – 12.5 cm Width 3.5 in. – 9 cm  Depth 3.5 in.- 9 cm

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Early 18th Century Pair of Japanese Arita Model of a Leaping Carp, circa 1730

Rare Pair of 18th Century Chinese Square Bottle Vases Lamped, circa 1700

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An unusual pair of Chinese Kangxi period (1662-1722) square sectioned bottle vases each decorated with flower motifs in gold on a white background. They have been lamped with a giltwood base and hand-carved giltwood top.

Size: The porcelain height 26.5 cm, each side 10 cm. The lamp: Height 36 cm, Width/Depth 14 cm

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Rare Pair of 18th Century Chinese Square Bottle Vases Lamped, circa 1700

A Fine Pair of Early 18th Century Lamped Imari Vases on Gilt Bases

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A fine pair of early 18th century Japanese richly decorated imari baluster vases. Lamped on hand-carved and water gilt wooden bases. Both vases have been fitted with antiqued brass plates and adjustable height dual fittings with finals. The vases are decorated in two separate panels and a border painted with chrysanthemums. The panels show carps in a stream and a phoenix or bird of paradise in the other. Typical imari colours: Tomato red, blue, black, orange and gilt highlights. One of the vases has some craquelure on the glaze surface. For an identical vase see Ducal collection Palazzo Pitti, Florence.

Size: Diameter 33 cm  Height 51 cm

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A Fine Pair of Early 18th Century Lamped Imari Vases on Gilt Bases

Large Pair of 18th Century Imari Models of Bijin ‘Beauties’

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A pair of Japanese, Arita, large figure of lady, dating, circa 1720 and decorated in the Imari colour palette. Each smiling lady standing and lifting the loosely fitting kimono with her right hand, her hair tied up with white ribbon at the back, decorated in iron-red, blue, and black enamels, pink wash and gilt on underglaze blue, her kimono elaborately decorated, the under robe with stylised flowers and scrolls. For similar examples see the Porcelain collection of the Count of Hessen-Kassel.

Overall very good condition.

Size: 47 cm H x 15 cm W x 17 cm D

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Large Pair of 18th Century Imari Models of Bijin ‘Beauties’

Exceptional Japanese Imari Lamped Vase, circa 1700

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An exceptionally decorated octagonal shaped medium sized Japanese Imari vase dating, circa 1700. Large floral panels showing chrysanthemums and peonies. The collar decorated with kara shi-shi dogs on black backgrounds. The vase features an altogether intricate and colourful decorative scheme of a bolder and more assertive type than is usual.

The vase itself with base is 34 cm tall, diameter 25 cm

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Exceptional Japanese Imari Lamped Vase, circa 1700

Lamped Japanese 17th Century Blue Glazed Arita Vase with Gilt Decoration

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A very rare and unusual Japanese blue glazed Arita vase with gilt chinoiserie decoration dating from circa 1700. The dark blue glaze is very unusual in Japanese porcelain and made most certainly for the European market at the end of the 17th century or early 18th century. The vase has been decorated with exquisite gilded chinoiserie decoration. Certainly the inspiration for this type of porcelain is the Chinese ‘Mazarin’ solid blue glaze but this example is a very Japanese interpretation. Perfect condition and altogether quite splendid.

The vase itself with the base is 45 cm tall, diameter 35 cm

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Lamped Japanese 17th Century Blue Glazed Arita Vase with Gilt Decoration

Large Lamped Late 17th Century Japanese Octagonal Blue and White Arita Vase

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A large late 17th century Japanese octagonal Arita blue and white vase, circa 1680. The vase is of octagonal baluster form, boldly painted with rocks and large blossoming foliage composed around the entire body within stylized borders. This vase has exceptionally good dark and light blue glaze saturation as well as virtuoso decoration stylistically typical of this period. As the vase has a hairline crack and a reduced neck we have made it into a fabulous lamp. It has a handmade wood octagonal gilded lid and a hand-turned gilded base.

The vase itself with base is 56 cm tall, diameter 40 cm

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Large Lamped Late 17th Century Japanese Octagonal Blue and White Arita Vase

Extremely Rare 17th Century Lamped Arita Vase

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An extremely rare Arita vase, late 17th century, lamped. The ovoid vase is decorated in underglaze blue with a large Ho-Ho bird or Phoenix surrounded with stylized flowers. A similar pair of vases was recently exhibited in ‘The Art of Japan’ at Christie’s King Street, London on the 8th of December 2016. The neck of this vase has been reduced and consequently we have had this converted into a lamp with a hand-carved giltwood top and base.

The measurement from the base to the top of the giltwood neck is 45 cm tall, diameter is 28 cm

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Extremely Rare 17th Century Lamped Arita Vase

George II Mahogany Folding Games Table, circa 1750

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A George II games table, circa 1750, constructed from good quality solid mahogany. The table follows a typical form of the period with bold cabriole legs terminating on elegant proud standing pad feet. One leg swings open to support the top, which has candle stands and guinea or counter trays as well as a card drawer which is oak lined with a later handle. The table has good original pagination which means that there are colour differences throughout. Most notably the top has a mellow golden hue whilst the legs retain a darker colour. The table is in good ‘country house’ condition which means that there are some scuffs, bumps and minor veneer cracks. The green baize dates from the late19th century and as such a little tired but we decided to retain it as it has a more period look.

Size: 71.5 cm H x 87 cmW  x 43 cm D

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George II Mahogany Folding Games Table, circa 1750

18th Century English Lead Quatrefoil Planter

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A late 18th century English lead planter. Solid lead in quatrefoil shape with panels showing lion heads and standing on four lion paws. Extremely solid and heavy item to withstand the whims of English weather. The planter has a lovely powder grey patina and is a rare survivor. Overall in good condition and can be used.

Size: 23 cm H x 28 cmW  x 28 cm D

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18th Century English Lead Quatrefoil Planter

Portrait of a Young Man by William Hoare, circa 1760

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This portrait of a handsome young man is in excellent condition and in an 18th century frame (some losses to the carving and gilding). The sitter is attractively portrayed wearing a red waistcoat trimmed with gold braid under a brown great coat. He is also wearing a lace neck cloth and his tricorn hat is tucked under his arm. The sitter radiates a youthful confidence which is appealing. The portrait is most certainly by William Hoare of Bath RA (circa 1707–12 December 1792). Hoare was the first fashionable portraitist to settle in Bath. He remained the favourite of his powerful patron the Duke of Newcastle, his family, followers and political associates. With Gainsborough and Joshua Reynolds, he was a founding member of the Royal Academy. Born near Eye, Suffolk, Hoare received a gentleman’s education in Faringdon. He showed an aptitude for drawing and was sent to London to study under Giuseppe Grisoni. He travelled to Rome in 1728 continuing his studies under the direction of Francesco Imperiali there and returning to London in 1737/8. Described as ‘an ingenious and amiable English painter’ he died at Bath on 12 December 1792.

Size:

  • Canvas: cm 74 cm H x 61 cm W
  • Frame: 92 cm H x 80 cmW  x 6 cm D

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Portrait of a Young Man by William Hoare, circa 1760

Really Fine Pair of Early 18th Century Japanese Imari Lamped Vases

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A really fine pair of early 18th century Japanese richly decorated imari baluster vases. The very unusual decoration of cooing and Billing birds is most unusual. Lamped on hand-carved and water gilt wooden bases. Both vases have been fitted with antiqued brass plates with light fittings. Typical imari colours: Tomato red, blue, black, orange and gilt highlights. One of the vases is perfect the other has a hairline crack.

The size of each lamp with the base is 45 cm, diameter 31cm. With the shades as displayed the height is 90 cm.

The custom-made lampshades (Claremont fabric) may sold separately at an additional price.

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Really Fine Pair of Early 18th Century Japanese Imari Lamped Vases

Massive Pair of Exceptional Japanese Imari Palace Vases, circa 1700

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A massive pair of exceptional Japanese Imari vases almost certainly made for a palace. Each is decorated with three beautifully composed landscape panels. Each panel, framed within a cartouche, shows birds of paradise, cherry blossom and other creatures perching on branches and set in idealized landscapes. The borders show an intricate and colorful decorative scheme of large peonies set on scrolling blue foliage. Both vases have lids topped with Bijin (Japanese courtly ladies). These vases date from, circa 1700.

Size: Height 99 cm, Diameter 44 cm

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Massive Pair of Exceptional Japanese Imari Palace Vases, circa 1700

An 18th Century Japanese Imari Vase Lamped, circa 1700

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A beautifully decorated Japanese Imari vase, early 18th century. Four panels depicting court scenes with ladies and horses, particularly fine decoration. Good condition. The vase has been fitted with a hand carved and gilt wooden base and an antiques brass plate for electrical use.

Size: Height 33 cm Diameter 25 cm

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An 18th Century Japanese Imari Vase Lamped, circa 1700

Mid-17th Century Dutch Silver Repousse’ Shaped Glove Tray

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This richly embossed silver tray dates from circa 1650 and it is most probably Dutch; It bears three marks on the lower right corner. it was most probably used as a glove tray. Some wear and soldering restoration to one corner. Large decorative object.

Size: Height 29 cm Width 39 cm

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Mid-17th Century Dutch Silver Repousse’ Shaped Glove Tray

A pair of unusual 18th Century Painted Wood Hall Chairs, circa 1750

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Very decorative pair of early 18th century brown painted wood (possibly pine) hall chairs.The usual model for this chair is in mahogany. We have not seen a pair in painted pine before. The paint is in original condition and therefore has some scuffs and minor losses.. Bearing a family crest on the upper front back.

Seat Height 44 cm.

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A pair of unusual 18th Century Painted Wood Hall Chairs, circa 1750

Early 18th Century Japanese Imari Vase Lamped

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A charming lamped Japanese Imari early 18th century vase. The main body of the vase is decorated in iron red and cobalt blue and highlighted with gilding. The main body is decorated with cranes, plants and flowers emerging from rocks. The vase has been mounted on a hand-carved water gilt wooden base and fitted with an antiqued brass plate and light finial.

Size: Diameter 28cm/11 in.   Height 42cm/ 16.5 in.

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Early 18th Century Japanese Imari Vase Lamped

Pair of 18th Century Blue and White Finely Painted Japanese Imari Vases

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An exquisite pair of early 18th century Japanese Imari trumpet vases. Each central panel decorated with a beautifully depicted kara shi-shi lions and framed by borders of blue scrolling flowers on a dark blue and gold background. Condition: very good, one is perfect, the other has a barely visible hairline crack running for about 15 cm in the less decorated side of the vase.

Size: Height 41.5 cm/16.5 in.   Diameter  20cm/8in.

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Pair of 18th Century Blue and White Finely Painted Japanese Imari Vases

Tall Chinese Ming Dynasty Wooden Sculpture of Arhat ‘Luohan’, 16th Century

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An impressive Chinese wooden figure of a Luohan dating circa 1550. The carving of the face is particularly fine and expressive, the paintwork on the body is the original one and in very good original state. The arms are missing. The sculpture has undergone a professional conservation where all the paper and paintwork has been consolidated and it has been treated for woodworms and comes with a treatment certificate Size: the sculpture, sitting on its modern custom made black wooden base, is 88 cm tall, the depth is 35 cm and the width 47 cm Arhat, ( Sanskrit: “one who is worthy”) , Pali arahant, in Buddhism, a perfected person, one who has gained insight into the true nature of existence and has achieved nirvana (spiritual enlightenment). The arhat, having freed himself from the bonds of desire, will not be reborn. In China, as well as in Korea, Japan, and Tibet, arhats (Chinese lohan, Japanese rakan) were often depicted on the walls of temples in groups of 16 (later enlarged to 18, or even 500). They represent 16 close disciples of the Buddha who were entrusted by him to remain in the world and not to enter nirvana until the coming of the next buddha, in order to provide people with objects of worship.

Size: H 32.68 in.  W 18.5 in.  D 13.78 in.       H 83 cm   W 47 cm   D 35 cm

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Tall Chinese Ming Dynasty Wooden Sculpture of Arhat ‘Luohan’, 16th Century

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London, W8 7LP
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