Nyonya – Peranakan – Straits Chinese porcelain charger, Phoenix

  Large  Straits Chinese porcelain charger with petal lobed rim, painted in famille rose colours with central Phoenix  on pink ground, the remainder with a broad ground of peony roses on a soft turquoise ground, the rim with gilt line, the reverse with six peony rose blooms. Red seal mark, Xushunchang Zao, early 20th century…

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Coalport ‘Aesops Fables’ tray, after a Meissen pattern, c. 1820

Magnificent Coalport tray, with irregular shaped rim with twin twig handles, well painted with large central panel from Aesop’s fable ‘Aesop and the Bow’, with the characters in animated conversation in a town street, an unstrung bow at their feet and a man with an arrow in the background, within wide green chequered borders and…

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Indian mica painting of a parrot, 19th century

Indian mica painting of a parrot, 19th century     The clear natural mineral mica was mined in thin sheets, which were then used as a base for painting onto. The result is a unique effect where the subject ‘hovers’ above the apparent background.

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Indian Ebony & Ivory box, Vizagapatam, engraved & embossed, c. 1880

Unusual sophisticated Indian Ebony box, the domed form embellished with multiple ivory plaques and studs, in imitation of a full-size trunk, some straps engraved with flowers, the center roundel of an elaborate fretwork engraved with an Indian deity holding a snake, the sandlewood interior with four compartments. Vizagapatam, circa 1880. Some losses, restorations, generally good…

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Tournai figure group ‘Bacchus’ with cherubs, c. 1770

Large French porcelain group, depicting Bacchus and his revelling band, each with grapevines in their hair and a drink in hand, one re-filling from the barrel Bacchus is seated on, modelled in the round on a rocky mountain, overgrown with fruiting vine, with a seated lady to the reverse holding pears. Attributed to Tournai, c.1770…

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Derby vase with dragons & an eagle, by Bacon, C. 1770

Impressive Derby vase with blue ground, of classical form with two dragons rising up the sides towards an eagle on the finial, the top with well modelled swags of flowers pendant to the dragons mouths, a lions head modelled to the waist, well embellished with tooled gold throughout. Modelled by the famous contemporary sculptor John…

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Meissen figure of the ‘Print Seller’, in the white, c.1750

Meissen figure of the ‘Print Seller’, from the series of table figures by J. J. Kaendler, based on the ‘Cries of Paris’ prints showing street vendors, modelled with an unfurled print, with further prints in the drawers on his back and in a circular box in his left hand, on a low flower strewn base,…

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