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BA38 & BA39 A PAIR OF RARE CHINESE FAMILLE VERTE AND NOIR DISHES

Of round forms with ribbed sides in the shape of chrysanthemums, each decorated with a central roundel of a small boy dressed in a black, famille noir vest with a green pattern, short trousers with yellow cloud-motifs and gilt bands around his wrists and ankles, the boy holds on to a large flowering peony branch surrounding him, the flower-heads painted in shades of iron-red and the scrolling branches in gilt, six fan-shaped panels radiates from the centres, two decorated with fearsome kylins in landscapes, one with a small flowering tree issuing from the ground next to foaming waves and below small birds in the sky, another with a similar small flowering shrub, bamboo and pine and with small birds in the sky, the last two with small landscapes bordering on water, one with a figure riding on a donkey, the other with a figure navigating a low boat, all panels painted in soft famille verte enamels and reserved on light-red grounds embellished with gilt flower-scrolls, the scalloped rims highlighted in gold, the bases glazed.
Period: Kangxi 1662-1722
Diameter: 26.5 cm; 10 ½ in
Provenance: From the collection of la Baronne Werner Goffinet, Brussels (1894-1987)

Footnote: A similar boy holding a large surrounding peony branch, but only wearing a loincloth and bands around his ankles and wrists can be seen in the centre of a Kangxi blue and white dish in the Victoria & Albert Museum collection, reference C.722-1910, part of the Salting Bequest.

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BA38 & BA39 A PAIR OF RARE CHINESE FAMILLE VERTE AND NOIR DISHES

Period: 18th Century | Category: Ceramics
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BB01 A JAPANESE IMARI EWER

Of pear shape with a ribbed body, short tubular neck, c-shaped handle and curved spout, painted in underglaze blue and shades of overglaze iron-red and gilding with on the body large flowers and tall grasses issuing from the ground, the flattened shoulder with lappets and upright triangle-work around the tubular neck, the handle painted with a stylized flower and scroll-work, the spout similarly decorated, a band of scroll-work around the short foot-ring, the base with several stickers attached.
Period: 18th Century
Height: 16.5 cm; 6 ½ in
Provenance: John Ritchie Findlay Collection
Footnote: John Ritchie Findlay (1824-1898) was born in Arbroath, Scotland, educated at Bathgate Academy and Edinburgh Academy. He joined the Scotsman Newspaper, founded and owned by his great uncle, John Ritchie. In 1863, he married Susan Leslie, mother of his ten children.
He became a partner in the paper in 1868 and on John Ritchie’s death he inherited the Scotsman. As its proprietor until his death in 1898, he increased the circulation considerably and became a very rich man. Much of this was spent on philanthropic causes. In 1889, he gave the Scottish National Portrait Gallery to the nation. He built No 3 Rothesay Terrace, a magnificent Edinburgh town house and also owned Aberlour House and its estate in Banffshire. He was a noted collector of Chinese and Italian porcelain and works of art.

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BB01 A JAPANESE IMARI EWER

Period: 18th Century | Category: Ceramics
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AX40, AX41, AX42, AX43, AX44, AX45 CHINESE MOTHER OF PEARL ARMORIAL COUNTER

Of long rectangular shape, one side decorated with a central roundel bearing an armorial crest consisting of a rounded band inscribed with the words ‘In Deo Confido’ above a large bird its wings outstretched to either side underneath which are elaborately carved the initials ‘GJ’, (probably the family of Tovey), set within a long rectangle finely carved with a landscape of pagodas and trees interspersed with animals, birds, and oversized insects, and another rectangular band decorated with foliate flower-heads, the other side with a large long rectangle depicting a scene of Chinese life, within a continuous band of flowers, fruit and butterflies.
Period: 19th Century
Width: 6.5 cm; 2 3/8 in
Thickness: 0.2 cm; 0 1/16 in

Footnote: For further research done on the history of Gaming Counters see Dale Seymour, Antique gambling chips, Past Pleasures, California, 1985, p 14 – 16, from where we quote: “Most of these chips were probably made to be sold in Europe for the use in games of Pope Joan, loo, ombre and quadrille. Most of the sets of carved mother of pearl counters purchased around 1835 were bought by wealthy European families. The material mother of pearl was probably chosen for its beauty. The earliest counters (1730-1770) are those which are very plain with little or no decoration. More elaborate engraving soon followed until the early 19th Century, when pieces became thicker and the carving much deeper.”

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AX40, AX41, AX42, AX43, AX44, AX45 CHINESE MOTHER OF PEARL ARMORIAL COUNTER

Period: 19th Century | Category: Collectables
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AT10 ELYSE LORD “TWO FEATHERS”

Signed artist’s proof no 4 of 10, extra to edition of 75; original frame.

Period: c. 1920-1930
Dimensions: 26 cm x 20.3 cm; 10 ¼” x8”

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AT10 ELYSE LORD “TWO FEATHERS”

Period: 1920s | Category: Paintings & Drawings
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AV46A AN OVAL BILSTON ENAMEL TROPHY BOX

The lid embossed and painted with a trophy of the chase, showing a powder flask, hunting horn, dead hare and a bandoliere inscribed: ‘A la chasse amoureuse’, the base with flower sprays reserved on a white background, the sides of the box painted with flower sprays of different types of flowers on a black background, the mounts gilded in a wavy pattern and the gilded thumb piece corded.
Period: circa 1770, 18th Century
Length: 6.5 cm; 2 ½ in

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AV46A AN OVAL BILSTON ENAMEL TROPHY BOX

Period: 18th Century | Category: Ceramics
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BF48 A CHINESE KANGXI FAMILLE VERTE JAR AND COVER

Of circular section and unusual ribbed form, decorated in famille verte enamels and formed in ridged registers, the lowest with a band of lotus scroll beneath a band of diaper pattern with reserved floral cartouches, topped by a band of lotus scroll reserved in white against a red ground, the pattern repeating on the cover, which has a further band of diaper pattern with reserved floral cartouches, and again a band of lotus scroll reserved in white against a red ground, the cover with a conical finial covered in green enamel, the base glazed. Period: early Kangxi (1662 – 1722) Height: 13cm; 5 ¼ ins.

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BF48 A CHINESE KANGXI FAMILLE VERTE JAR AND COVER

Period: 17th Century | Category: Ceramics
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BF10 A LARGE BLUE AND WHITE KRAAK CHARGER

Of circular form, decorated in underglaze blue, painted on the central cavetto with a large pot decorated in various patterns, and filled with budding and blossoming chrysanthemum and a scroll, surrounded by bamboo, the scene enclosed within a border decorated with alternate key-pattern, and flowered diamond-work, divided by ju-i heads, the wide rim with eight large panels decorated with auspicious objects such as books and large fans alternated with peaches, pomegranates and flowers, each shaped panel separated by narrow bands decorated with hanging chimes between key-pattern, the back with a further eight stylised panels divided by narrow bands.
Period: 1610 - 1630
Diameter: 50cm; 19 ½ ins.

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BF10 A LARGE BLUE AND WHITE KRAAK CHARGER

Period: 17th Century | Category: Ceramics
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BE33 A CHINESE KANGXI BLUE AND WHITE JAR

Of barrel shape with a moulded, rounded and slightly everted short foot, decorated on the body with four large gently moulded cartouches painted with scenes of flowering and budding branches issuing from stylized rockwork, birds flying amongst the branches, the cartouches reserved on blue grounds with white flowered diamond pattern, the gently everted foot painted with delicate branches, the glazed base with double circular lines in blue.
Period: Kangxi (1662-1722)
Height: 25.5 cm; 10 in

Footnote: Three jars of identical shape and decoration are in the collection of the Topkapi Sarayi Museum and illustrated in John Ayers, Regina Kraahl and others, Chinese Ceramics in the Topkapi Saray Museum, Istanbul, London, 1986, Volume III, pl. 2133, p. 1004.

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BE33 A CHINESE KANGXI BLUE AND WHITE JAR

Period: 18th Century | Category: Ceramics
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AN10-11 A MAGNIFICENT PAIR OF ITALIAN PALERMO MAIOLICA PHARMACY JARS

Of ovoid form with a deep rim at the neck, boldly painted in shades of black, yellow and grey, with military trophies, including a coat of arms, all on a blue ground, reserved with a cartouche within a gadrooned frame, one depicting a lady with a laurel branch, the other depicting Christ bearing a cross, all in yellow, ochre, green, white and blue, bands of foliate scrolls on an ochre ground above and below.
Period: Circa 1600
Height: 36 cm; 14 ins.

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AN10-11 A MAGNIFICENT PAIR OF  ITALIAN PALERMO MAIOLICA PHARMACY JARS

Period: 17th Century | Category: Ceramics
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AC78 A SMALL CHINESE SAUCE TUREEN WITH COVER AND STAND

In underglaze blue, decorated on each side with four evenly spaced stone chimes and scrolls entwined in flowers, a single flower amidst them and underneath the hare's-head handles, the stand and cover similarly decorated with an outer border filled with diaper patterns and a scroll finial, the stand also containing an inner rim with pearl-shaped pattern.
Period: Qianlong (1736-1795)

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AC78 A SMALL CHINESE SAUCE TUREEN WITH COVER AND STAND

Period: Qianlong | Category: Ceramics
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