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Kangxi (1662-1722) With fluted bodies and set on three bracket feet, with upright handles in the form of rattan, the bodies enamelled and gilt with panels of birds and butterflies amongst flowering and blossoming plants. Provenance: Hancock, 37 Bury Street, St. James's SW1 label to base.

Ref: WEB1055

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With a central shaped cartouche containing flower sprays encircled by concentric bands, the rim with a band of foliate scrolls, the base with a single flower bud. (5299)

W 327mm H 60mm

Ref: WEB1086

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Depicting lohans playing with tigers. 

39cm x 9.5cm.

 

WEB1163

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Ming Dynasty, Late 16th century/ 17th century. 

Pinghe County, Zhangzhou prefecture, Fujian province

D:38.5cm x 8.5cm

Large Swatow export ware charger, in typical Swatow enamels of black, red. green, and blue, with buildings, mountains, , and flowers surrounding a central roundel with aquatic birds and flowering lotuses, the overall decorations very stylized and rapidly drawn, and typical of Swatow ware, the foot glaze retains sand from firing.  

 

WEB1182

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Ming Dynasty, Late 16th century/ 17th century. 

Pinghe County, Zhangzhou prefecture, Fujian province

D:39.5cm x 8.5cm

Large Swatow export ware charger, in typical Swatow enamels of black, red. green, and blue, with mountains, two dragons  and flowers surrounding a central roundel with two large Phoenix and flowering lotuses, the overall decorations very stylized and rapidly drawn, and typical of Swatow ware, the foot glaze retains sand from firing. 

WEB1183

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Ming Dynasty, Late 16th century/ 17th century. 

Pinghe County, Zhangzhou prefecture, Fujian province

D:39.5cm x 8.5cm

Large Swatow export ware charger, in typical Swatow enamels of black, red. green, and blue, with large red enamel roundels, diaper background and 4 large peacocks perching on a tree, surrounding a central roundel with two large dragons circling a central dragon, the overall decorations very stylized and rapidly drawn, and typical of Swatow ware, the foot glaze retains sand from firing. 

WEB1184

 

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 Ming dynasty, late 16th-early 17th century. 

D: 39.4cm x 9.5cm

With deep sides, the center of the interior decorated with a flowering stalk bearing three blossoms amidst feathery leaves, below alternating foliate sprays in the cavetto and a decorative border on the everted rim, all in white slip applied in dots, thin lines and wash on a soft blue ground which continues onto the exterior - 15¾ in. 

Notes: A very similar dish is in the British Museum (see J. Harrison-Hall, Ming Ceramics, London, 2001, p. 347, no. 11:187); and a slightly smaller dish (38.1 cm.) is in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, illustrated in Oriental Ceramics, The World's Great Collections, Tokyo, 1977, vol. 11, fig. 100.

WEB1185

 

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Ming Dynasty ca.1610

Pinghe County, Zhangzhou prefecture, Fujian province

A polychrome Swatow dish  made for the Japanese Market.(Akadama(red ball)type)

36cm x 7.5cm

Large Swatow export ware charger, in typical Swatow enamels of black, red. green, and turquoise blue, with large red enamel brocade roundels and foliate pendants surrounding the central red medallion, which exhibits a white hare on reverse. The overall decorations very stylized and rapidly drawn, and typical of Swatow ware, the foot glaze retains sand from firing. (5531)

WEB1191

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WUCAI dragon plate, Rim chips (4683)

W 176mm H 45mm

Ref: WEB652

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The rectangular porcelain plaque, enamelled with two birds, one swooping, the other perched on a pomegranate tree, pierced wooden framed. (5258)

Ref: WEB1053

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