Someone put a great deal of thought into organizing this lovely vignette. 18th and 19th century European antiques are skillfully displayed around a beautiful desk. The items of special note include an 18th-century intricately carved gilt wood mirror, nicely figured desk with inset leather top, very well preserved hand colored prints from the early 19th century, blue and white Chinese porcelain, a large and very attractive Imari style covered jar with a rimmed lid, attractive and well carved candlestick base lamp, small, early writing accessories, and a very large, early ceramic dial wooden mantle or bracket clock resting on a wall bracket. .
This arrangement is both symmetrical as well as very colorful. Artfully done, down to the freshly-cut red flowers in the 19th century light green blown glass handled pitcher. .
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I am pleased to announce that Martindale Chinese Art will be participating in Asian Art in London this November.
The inaugural exhibition of Chinese works of art will include pieces from a previously unseen private European collection. Works include porcelain, bronzes and jade. One of the highlights will feature a white jade and russet Buddhist lion dog dating to the Kangxi period 1662-1722. A catalogue will be available both online and at the exhibition.
We hope to see you at Stoppenbach & Delestre, 17 Ryder Street, St James’s SW1Y 6PY - Alongside renowned textile dealer Jacqueline Simcox.
November 1st - 10th
A Kangxi Famille Verte Porcelain cup c.1690-1710. This finely painted tall cup is very translucent and the rim is extremely thin. It is painted in Famille Verte enamels including over-glaze blue, a colour that tended to replaced by underglaze blue by about 1700. The scene depicts two women in a garden with a table and willow tree. There is an underglaze ‘shop mark’ to the base.
An unusual pair of Chinese porcelain joss stick holders, c. 1860. The pair of caparisoned elephants standing, wearing saddle clothes and supporting detachable vases, which form the joss stick holders. Unusually covered in a lilac glaze, with the interior of the holders glazed green.
Height - 16 cm, 6 2/8”.
Length - 18.5 cm, 7 2/8”.
Width - 10.5 cm, 4 1/8”.
Condition - Repair to chip on one ear. Otherwise in perfect condition.
A Ming Porcelain Dish, Jingdezhen Kilns, Hongzhi (1488-1505) or Zhengde (1506 – 1521). The thickly potted sturdy Ming dish is of saucer shape and painted with two phoenixes among flowering plants, framed with scrolling flowers. The back is decorated with formal scrolling lotus. It is painted using dark cobalt blue of varying tones, in some place it has a rather blackish hue. There are some very small areas where the blue has migrated to the surface of the glaze, these have a dark dry matt look due to exposure to the heat of the kiln. The footrim has a pale coffee coloured surface, there are areas around the footrim where the glaze has pulled back, these have fired orange due to iron-oxide impurities in the glaze.
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