A set of five Chinese turquoise ground porcelain bowls and eight matching saucers, Qianlong period, each piece decorated with three Imari palette paper resist leaf shaped panels, reserved against a turquoise enamelled ground, iron red painter's marks to bases of some, diameter of bowl 14cm, diameter of saucer 20.5cm (rim chips and hairlines).
Hammer price: £460
A Chinese export grisaille decorated porcelain 'Resurrection' teabowl, Qianlong period, painted primarily en grisaille and heightened in gilt with Christ rising beside the seated figure of the Angel Gabriel, several Roman soldiers lying asleep on the ground, height 4.2cm, diameter 7.7cm. Note: a similar teabowl and saucer were sold by Christie's, London, as part of the J. Louis Binder Collection of Chinese Export Art, 17th June 2003, Lot 88.
Hammer price: £170
A near pair of Chinese famille rose ruby ground export porcelain plates, Yongzheng period, each painted with an open scroll panel depicting a cockerel perched on a mound beside a dragonfly and peonies, above a smaller scroll panel of bird and flowers flanked by a pair of white chrysanthemum flowerheads, all reserved against a ruby-pink ground, diameter 22.1cm and 22.4cm (one with hairline and minor rim repair). Note: a similarly designed plate is illustrated by David Howard and John Ayers in 'Masterpieces of Chinese Export Porcelain from the Mottahedeh Collection in the Virginia Museum', 1980, page 41, plate 130.
Hammer price: £1,100
A set of nine Chinese famille rose export porcelain plates, Yongzheng period, each enamelled with a cockerel perched on a blue rock amidst pink peonies, within a rim of four peony and chrysanthemum sprays, diameter 23.1cm (two with minor rim chips). Note: similar cockerel designs on Yongzheng porcelain are illustrated by Williamson and Tuttle in 'The Book of Famille Rose', 1970, plates III, IV and V.
Hammer price: £2,400
A pair of Chinese famille rose export porcelain bowls and covers, Yongzheng period, each domed cover and bowl exterior painted with four panels of figures, birds and flowers, reserved against a ground of iron red and gilt scrolling foliage, the rim with panels of flowers and insects on a pink trellis ground, diameter 15.2cm, total height 10cm (hairline cracks).
Hammer price: £500
A collection of Chinese export porcelain, 18th century, including a famille rose bowl and cover, Yongzheng period, painted with mandarin ducks and peonies, height 10cm (restoration), two famille rose teabowls and three saucers, painted with landscapes within bianco-sopra-bianco borders, a small famille rose cylindrical box and cover, and other teabowls and saucers (faults).
Hammer price: £850
A pair of Chinese famille rose export porcelain two-tier cylindrical boxes and covers, Qianlong period, each top painted with a pair of white Buddha boys and lotus, the sides with flowers, height 10cm (both covers damaged, repaired and chips).
Hammer price: £180
Two Chinese sang-de-boeuf glazed porcelain circular bowls, Qing dynasty, one of hemi-spherical form, the other of steep-sided 'U' form, unmarked, diameters 14.3cm and 13cm (minor rim chips to smaller bowl).
Hammer price: £480
A set of eight rare Chinese Canton decorated export porcelain plates, early 19th century, each painted with mythical animals or sea creatures, framed by a triple border of roses, fruiting grapevine and blue lines, embellished in gilt, each plate indistinctly gilt monogrammed, diameter 24.5cm (all with rim damage). Note: this complicated design was possibly commissioned through the East India Company in London with the aid of its pattern books, possibly for an officer in the Company trading to China.
Hammer price: £300
A Chinese turquoise enamelled biscuit porcelain octagonal dish and matching stand, Jiaqing/Daoguang period, the stand with three pieced scrollwork upright supports on a circular base, total height 14.2cm (hairline to dish and stand repaired).
Hammer price: £95
A Chinese enamelled biscuit porcelain stand, Kangxi period, of rectangular plinth form, each side pierced with a ruyi head, with alternating pink and turquoise enamelled sides decorated with prunus and butterflies amidst flowers, height 15.5cm, together with two smaller famille verte enamelled biscuit stands, heights 7cm and 7.5cm (minor chips).
Hammer price: £360
A Chinese blue and white celadon ground porcelain circular bowl, mark of Daoguang but late 19th century, the exterior painted with the Eight Immortals, the interior with an immortal riding on a crane amidst clouds, underglaze blue seal mark to base, diameter 25.5cm.
Hammer price: £550
A Chinese famille rose export porcelain garniture of five vases, Yongzheng period, comprising three baluster jars and covers and a pair of beaker vases, each of moulded panelled octagonal form, each facet moulded with recessed vertical panels finely enamelled with landscapes and flowers, reserved against iron red whorl ground borders filled with scattered pink peonies and blossoming white prunus, each domed cover with seated Buddhistic lion finial, height of jar and cover 64cm, height of beaker vase 49cm (minor faults). Note: garnitures of this type were made to adorn the interiors of palaces and mansions from the late Kangxi period. As with many Chinese porcelains made for the export market, five-piece garnitures were derived from Chinese domestic prototypes. Altar sets are believed to have been adopted for Western decorative purposes in relation to the size of chimney pieces and cupboards in European homes. The five-piece garniture was very popular and can be found in important royal collections. A similarly moulded pair of jars and covers is illustrated by Williamson and Tuttle in 'The Book of Famille Rose', plate LV, from the A.E. Cumberbatch Collection, 1970. A similar garniture was sold by Sotheby's, London, 7th November 2007, Lot 349.
Hammer price: £22,000
A collection of Chinese blue and white export porcelain, Kangxi period, including a circular box and cover, the top and sides painted with figures, diameter 9.7cm, a small circular dish, painted with a seated maiden and attendant boy, underglaze blue four character mark of Chenghua to base, diameter 10.1cm, six various wine cups, painted with maidens, boys, rocks and precious objects, underglaze blue four character mark of Chenghua to bases, heights 3.9cm and 4.1cm, three jars and covers, a tea bowl, wine cups and saucers (some faults).
Hammer price: £950
A Chinese blue and white export porcelain écuelle and cover, mark and period of Kangxi, of circular European form, painted with Long Elizas in fenced garden settings, the biscuit foliate finial flanked by pierced biscuit tab handles, underglaze blue six character mark and double ring to base, height 10cm, width across handle 17.3cm (finial chipped and small chip to rim of cover).
Hammer price: £750
A Chinese blue and white export porcelain circular dish, mark and period of Kangxi, the centre painted with a scene of two warriors on horseback, within a segmented rim alternately filled with further horsemen and peonies, underglaze blue six character mark and double ring to base, diameter 15.8cm (small chip and fritting to rim).
Hammer price: £950
Two Chinese blue and white porcelain ginger jars, Kangxi period, each of ovoid form, painted with prunus on a cracked ice ground, heights 11.5cm and 12.5cm, one with carved and pierced hardwood cover.
Hammer price: £340
A Chinese blue and white rosewater sprinkler, Kangxi period, of double gourd form, painted with foliate medallions beneath a ruyi collar, height 18cm (with applied metal rim), together with another Chinese blue and white rosewater sprinkler, Kangxi period, painted with three chrysanthemum roundels beneath a ruyi head collar and narrow neck, height 19cm (minor rim chip).
Hammer price: £320
A pair of Chinese blue and white rosewater sprinklers, Kangxi period, each teardrop form body finely painted with foliate panels, one with metal mounted cover and collar, underglaze blue artemisia leaf mark to bases, heights 25.5cm and 17cm (reduced neck).
Hammer price: £240
A Chinese blue and white export porcelain vase, Kangxi period, of ovoid form, painted with scattered sprays of prunus branches, bamboo and other flowers, height 17cm.
Hammer price: £1,200