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Auction Description for Cheffins: The Oriental Sale
Viewing Notes:
Sunday 28th October 10.00-12.00 Monday 29th October 10.00-17.00 Tuesday 30th October 10.00-17.00 Wednesday 31st October 09.00-10.45

The Oriental Sale

by Cheffins


309 lots | 301 with images

November 1, 2012

Live Auction

Clifton House

1 & 2 Clifton Road

Cambridge, CB1 7EA United Kingdom

Phone: +44 (0)1223 213343

Fax: +44 (0)1223 271949

Email: fine.art@cheffins.co.uk

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A Qianlong style yellow ground vase,

Lot 1: A Qianlong style yellow ground vase,

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Description: A Qianlong style yellow ground vase, the waisted neck and compressed spherical body moulded in relief with nine fish swimming amongst lotus between thunder scroll rim bands, Qianlong seal mark, 41cm (16.25 in.) high

Condition Report: There are two small chips to the fish's fins

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An early 18th century Imari palette armorial dish,

Lot 2: An early 18th century Imari palette armorial dish,

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Description: An early 18th century Imari palette armorial dish, the armorials for Turner impaling Page within the gilt rim, a roundel of four birds amongst scrolling flowers painted within the cavetto, 45cm (17.75 in.) diameter (D) David Howard tells us that two services were made for Edward Turner when he married Mary, daughter of Sir Gregory Page Bt in 1718, Vol. I page 183

Condition Report: This has a crack at 2 o'clock

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A late 19th century planter

Lot 3: A late 19th century planter

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Description: A late 19th century planter predominately painted in famille verte palette with children playing on a pavilion terrace under the watchful gaze of ladies, the rim painted with Buddhist objects, the interior white, 46.5cm (18.25 in.) diameter

Condition Report: Good

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A blue and white gu shaped vase, period of Kangxi,

Lot 4: A blue and white gu shaped vase, period of Kangxi,

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Description: A blue and white gu shaped vase, period of Kangxi, the flared rim and foot painted with deer, crane and pine trees, the central swelling with flowers, 44.5cm (17.5 in.) high, with a wood stand (D)

Condition Report: The rim has been ground possibly due to a chip or fritting

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A late 19th/early 20th century bottle vase

Lot 5: A late 19th/early 20th century bottle vase

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Description: A late 19th/early 20th century bottle vase painted in famille verte enamels with the eight Daoist immortals, the blue ground gilt with cloud scrolls, Lidiehguei's gourd flask emanating a flame red cloud gilt with wufu, 53.5cm (21 in.) high with a gilt metal insert

Condition Report: Fritting to the rim otherwise good

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A 19th century Canton celadon ground bowl,

Lot 6: A 19th century Canton celadon ground bowl,

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Description: A 19th century Canton celadon ground bowl, the cavetto of the interior and the centre painted with figures within a gold ground rim band of flowers, fruit and butterflies, 40cm (15.75 in.) diameter (D)

Condition Report: There are two star cracks visible within the exterior foot rim which are not visible on the interior

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A 19th century Canton celadon ground bowl,

Lot 7: A 19th century Canton celadon ground bowl,

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Description: A 19th century Canton celadon ground bowl, the interior moulded and painted with shishsi playing amongst butterflies and flowers, the rim with a gold ground band, 41cm (16.25 in.) diameter

Condition Report: Some wear to the enamels but generally good

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A mid 18th century armorial tureen and cover

Lot 8: A mid 18th century armorial tureen and cover

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Description: A mid 18th century armorial tureen and cover painted with famille rose flowers within an iron red and gilt spearhead border, the arms for the Adams family, 30.5cm (12 in.) wide (2) (D) For a discussion of this armorial see DS Howard 'Chinese Armorial Porcelain', Volume I page 473

Condition Report: The lid has a star crack and the base has a crack running around it. The exterior has a silvery grey stain to it

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A pair of 18th century famille rose dishes

Lot 9: A pair of 18th century famille rose dishes

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Description: A pair of 18th century famille rose dishes painted with sprigs and sprays of flowers within a spearhead band on the barbed rims, 34.5cm (13.5 in.) diameter (2) (D)

Condition Report: One has a hair crack and a separate chip on the rim

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An early 19th century urn,

Lot 10: An early 19th century urn,

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Description: An early 19th century urn, the European shape with gilt ring handles and painted with a band of figures on a garden terrace above flowers on a black ground, the spandrels of the square foot with iron red bats, 19cm (7.5 in.) high (R)

Condition Report: There is restoration to the bowl and to the socle

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A late 19th/early 20th century underglaze blue and red vase/lamp

Lot 11: A late 19th/early 20th century underglaze blue and red vase/lamp

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Description: A late 19th/early 20th century underglaze blue and red vase/lamp painted with three horseman and a dog chasing a stag, 38cm (15 in.) high, mounted with wood stand and domed cover

Condition Report: This has been drilled through the base to make it into a lamp. The neck is currently covered in plaster and so it is difficult to say whether the neck has been reduced or it just lacks a lid

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A Qianlong style famille rose vase,

Lot 12: A Qianlong style famille rose vase,

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Description: A Qianlong style famille rose vase, the pear shaped body painted with deer amongst pine trees by a stretch of water, the coral red handles with gilt details, seal mark of Qianlong, 47.5cm (18.75 in.) high

Condition Report: Good

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A famille verte rouleau vase

Lot 13: A famille verte rouleau vase

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Description: A famille verte rouleau vase painted with three underglaze blue headed Buddhist lions playing amongst the green leaves of vines with red flowers, a blue cracked ice band on the shoulders, 68cm (26.75 in.) high

Condition Report: Good

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An underglaze blue and red moon flask,

Lot 14: An underglaze blue and red moon flask,

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Description: An underglaze blue and red moon flask, each side with a reserve of birds amongst flowers on a scattered cherry blossom ground below stylised dragon handles, seal mark of Qianlong, 51cm (20 in.) high

Condition Report: Good

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A sang du boeuf bottle vase,

Lot 15: A sang du boeuf bottle vase,

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Description: A sang du boeuf bottle vase, the even red glaze flowing in the kiln away from the rim leaving it white, 56cm (22 in.) high

Condition Report: Good

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A Qianlong style glass vase,

Lot 16: A Qianlong style glass vase,

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Description: A Qianlong style glass vase, the baluster body painted with exotic birds and bats amongst flowers below lotus scrolling on a yellow ground neck band, four character mark in blue, 18.5cm (7.25 in.) high

Condition Report: Good

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A pair of celadon ground blue and white vases,

Lot 17: A pair of celadon ground blue and white vases,

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Description: A pair of celadon ground blue and white vases, the ovoid shapes with elephant head handles with a slight flare to the necks above, the sides decorated with Daoist immortals and attendants enjoying various pursuits, 51cm (20 in.) high

Condition Report: Good

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A Kangxi style famille verte vase,

Lot 18: A Kangxi style famille verte vase,

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Description: A Kangxi style famille verte vase, the compressed spherical body below a cylindrical neck and flared rim, the latter painted with chevron and ruyi bands above two scenes of warriors, 46.5cm (18.25 in.) high

Condition Report: Good

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A bottle vase, six character mark of Guangxu,

Lot 19: A bottle vase, six character mark of Guangxu,

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Description: A bottle vase, six character mark of Guangxu, the waisted neck painted with red bats, the compressed spherical body with two iron red dragons chasing a gilt pearl, marks in red, 37.5cm (14.75 in.) high

Condition Report: Good

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A 19th century flambe meiping,

Lot 20: A 19th century flambe meiping,

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Description: A 19th century flambe meiping, the blood red glaze clouded with lavender blue on the shoulders, 31cm (12.25 in.) high

Condition Report: The foot chipped where the glaze has run onto the kiln furniture

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A 19th century flambe ovoid vase,

Lot 21: A 19th century flambe ovoid vase,

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Description: A 19th century flambe ovoid vase, the short cylindrical neck and areas of the surrounding shoulders with lavender blue clouding, the remaining body blood red, 28.5cm (11.25 in.) high

Condition Report: There is some chipping on the foot rim where the glaze has run on to the kiln furniture

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A yellow ground famille rose bowl,

Lot 22: A yellow ground famille rose bowl,

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Description: A yellow ground famille rose bowl, the interior painted with an iron red star, the exterior with three grisaille roundels of island views and another in colours, the ground incised with vines and painted with flowers, Qianlong seal mark in underglaze blue, 15cm (6 in.) diameter

Condition Report: Good

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A pair of blue and white yenyen vases

Lot 23: A pair of blue and white yenyen vases

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Description: A pair of blue and white yenyen vases painted with two continuous island scenes below the flared rims on the necks and on the squat baluster bodies below, 45cm (17.75 in.) high (2)

Condition Report: Good

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A 19th century crackleware vase,

Lot 24: A 19th century crackleware vase,

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Description: A 19th century crackleware vase, the coffee brown neck applied with two handles above a bronzed band on the shoulders, blue and white warriors on the white ground body below, the foot with bronzed and celadon bands, 70cm (27.5 in.) high

Condition Report: Good

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A Qianlong style famille rose brush pot,

Lot 25: A Qianlong style famille rose brush pot,

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Description: A Qianlong style famille rose brush pot, the sides of the tapering cylindrical exterior painted with flowers and butterflies on a turquoise ground between yellow rim bands, seal mark in red, 11.5cm (4.5 in.) high

Condition Report: Good

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A famille verte tea pot and cover, period of Kangxi,

Lot 26: A famille verte tea pot and cover, period of Kangxi,

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Description: A famille verte tea pot and cover, period of Kangxi, a tall imitation caned handle raised above the rectangular sectioned body, painted on the shoulders with butterflies with overglaze blue wings, the bird panels below with birds, pine and flowers, 19.5cm (7.75 in.) high (2) (R)

Condition Report: The handle has been well restored as has part of the rim

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A 19th century blue and white bowl,

Lot 27: A 19th century blue and white bowl,

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Description: A 19th century blue and white bowl, the cherry blossom petals on the cracked ice ground formed of glaze rather than porcelain, Qianlong seal mark, 18cm (7 in.) diameter (W)

Condition Report: There is a small chip to one side of the rim

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Two blanc de Chine figures and another celadon,

Lot 28: Two blanc de Chine figures and another celadon,

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Description: Two blanc de Chine figures and another celadon, the standing figure of Guanyin 30cm (12.25 in.) high, that of the fisherman 34cm (13.5 in.) high and the seated celadon figure of Guandi, 26cm (10.25 in.) high (3) (D)

Condition Report: Guanyin has lost her right hand fingers, the fisherman has lost two of his and Guandi three and the tip of the black strand of beard that he holds up

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A Yongzheng style underglaze blue famille rose meiping

Lot 29: A Yongzheng style underglaze blue famille rose meiping

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Description: A Yongzheng style underglaze blue famille rose meiping painted with lingzhi fungus growing below peach trees between bands of scrolling vines and pink flowers, Yongzheng seal mark, 31cm (13.5 in.) high (D)

Condition Report: The neck has been ground down

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A 19th century famille rose fish bowl,

Lot 30: A 19th century famille rose fish bowl,

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Description: A 19th century famille rose fish bowl, the rounded exterior painted with a variety of birds amongst trees and shrubs, the interior with red carp swimming amongst weed in two tones of green, 51cm (20 in.) diameter

Condition Report: Good

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A 19th century famille verte fish bowl,

Lot 31: A 19th century famille verte fish bowl,

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Description: A 19th century famille verte fish bowl, the octagonal exterior painted with warriors below green and yellow ruyi lappets, the interior with red carp swimming amongst weed in two tones of green, 29cm (11.5 in.) wide

Condition Report: Good

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A pair of 19th century bottle vases,

Lot 32: A pair of 19th century bottle vases,

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Description: A pair of 19th century bottle vases, each painted with three gilt framed roundels of birds in gardens on a flower sprigged scroll incised yellow ground, Qianlong seal marks in red, 20cm (8 in.) high (2)

Condition Report: Some rubbing to the gilding on the rims, otherwise Ok

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A 19th century pottery canine wall bracket,

Lot 33: A 19th century pottery canine wall bracket,

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Description: A 19th century pottery canine wall bracket, the brown and white dog seated amongst pine on blue rocks, 20cm (8 in.) high

Condition Report: Good

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A pair of late 18th century blue and white saucers,

Lot 34: A pair of late 18th century blue and white saucers,

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Description: A pair of late 18th century blue and white saucers, each painted with figures crossing bridges between islands within bands on the barbed rims, 12.5cm (5 in.) (2) (D)

Condition Report: One has a rim chip and the other a small hair crack

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An 18th century with blue and white dish,

Lot 35: An 18th century with blue and white dish,

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Description: An 18th century with blue and white dish, the radiating lappet panels painted with alternating island views and flower stems within diamond diaper on the barbed rim, 23.5cm (9.75 in.) (D)

Condition Report: This has five hair cracks to a fritted rim with one consequent on a chip

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A pair of 19th century Canton vases,

Lot 36: A pair of 19th century Canton vases,

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Description: A pair of 19th century Canton vases, the bottle shapes with gilt shishi handles and dragons on the shoulders above figure reserves and roundels on a floral ground interspersed with butterflies, 31cm (12.25 in.) high (2) (D)

Condition Report: Both necks has been reduced and one has a crack in the neck

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A blue and white plate, period of Kangxi,

Lot 37: A blue and white plate, period of Kangxi,

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Description: A blue and white plate, period of Kangxi, the central roundel with four cherry blossoms radiating from the diamond diaper frame repeated as a band on the rim interspaced with flowerhead vignettes, commendation seal mark, 19.5cm (17.75 in.) diameter (D)

Condition Report: This has six small hair cracks and a fritted rim

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A blue and white dish

Lot 38: A blue and white dish

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Description: A blue and white dish painted with a band of ruyi lappets alternating with flowers and enclosing a central roundel, four character mark of Kangxi, 30.5cm (12 in.) diameter (D)

Condition Report: This two sizeable chips on the reverse, one with consequent hair crack

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A pair of Kangxi style famille noire vases,

Lot 39: A pair of Kangxi style famille noire vases,

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Description: A pair of Kangxi style famille noire vases, the baluster shapes painted with birds perched amongst flowers and rocks, six character marks, 23cm (9 in.) high

Condition Report: Good

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A late 19th/early 20th century sang du boeuf dog of Fo

Lot 40: A late 19th/early 20th century sang du boeuf dog of Fo

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Description: A late 19th/early 20th century sang du boeuf dog of Fo seated with one paw resting on a brocade ball, an hexagonal jostick holder on his back, 19cm (7.5 in.) high (R)

Condition Report: This has restorations around the base and to the tail

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An 18th/19th century Chinese white glazed vase

Lot 41: An 18th/19th century Chinese white glazed vase

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Description: An 18th/19th century Chinese white glazed vase of flattened baluster shape, Buddhist lion handles below the quatrefoil rim, 23cm (9 in.) high

Condition Report: Minor fritting to the rim

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A white glazed boy flautist on a buffalo,

Lot 42: A white glazed boy flautist on a buffalo,

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Description: A white glazed boy flautist on a buffalo, the animal standing still as the musician sits 'side saddle' while playing, 19.5cm (7.75 in.) high (D)

Condition Report: His right hand and foot are missing as are both ends of his flute

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A Nanking cargo blue and white bowl and Imari tea bowl,

Lot 43: A Nanking cargo blue and white bowl and Imari tea bowl,

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Description: A Nanking cargo blue and white bowl and Imari tea bowl, the exterior of the first painted with islands, 13.5cm (5.5 in.) diameter, the tea bowl exterior with peonies and rocks (2)

Condition Report: Both have degradation to the glaze from being in the sea, the gilding on the tea bowl has blackened

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A yellow ground dish, six character mark of Guangxu,

Lot 44: A yellow ground dish, six character mark of Guangxu,

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Description: A yellow ground dish, six character mark of Guangxu, the four red dragon and phoenix roundels about the central blue shou character, marks in red, 27cm (10.75 in.) diameter (R)

Condition Report: This has had a chunk restored back into the rim and a chip filled. The rim has two other chips

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A 19th century blue and white censer,

Lot 45: A 19th century blue and white censer,

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Description: A 19th century blue and white censer, the flat rim over a bun shaped body painted with two islands and a boat above the three short spindle feet, 17cm (10.75 in.) (W)

Condition Report: This has a radial firing crack on the inside and a flake from the rim

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An 18th century blanc de Chine deep dish,

Lot 46: An 18th century blanc de Chine deep dish,

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Description: An 18th century blanc de Chine deep dish, the rim flaring out from the flat centre, 24cm (.5 in.) diameter (D)

Condition Report: This has two hair cracks in the rim

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A blue and white small vase, period of Kangxi,

Lot 47: A blue and white small vase, period of Kangxi,

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Description: A blue and white small vase, period of Kangxi, the ovoid sides painted with six lappet reserves of fruit and flowers, a disc knop above the flared, lingzhi mark, 14cm (5.5 in.) high

Condition Report: This lacks a cover and has some fritting on the disc knop

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A collection of eight 18th century Chinese plates,

Lot 48: A collection of eight 18th century Chinese plates,

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Description: A collection of eight 18th century Chinese plates, the largest of the three blue and white plates, 26cm (10.25 in.), the pair of famille verte plates 23cm (9 in.) diameter, the single Imari plate, 21.5cm (8.5 in.) diameter and the larger of the two famille rose plates 23cm (9 in.) diameter (8) (D)

Condition Report: One of the three blue and white plates has a hair crack. One of the pair of famille verte plates is cracked across the footrim and the other has nibbling to the rim. The Imari plate has a hair crack.

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A 19th century blue and white dish

Lot 49: A 19th century blue and white dish

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Description: A 19th century blue and white dish painted with two dragons amongst peonies within ruyi lappets on the rim, the reverse with sprays of bamboo, 30cm (11.75 in.) diameter

Condition Report: There is a glaze deficiency caused in the kiln on one of the flowers

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A 19th century blue and white dish and another in the Canton style,

Lot 50: A 19th century blue and white dish and another in the Canton style,

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Description: A 19th century blue and white dish and another in the Canton style, the first painted with the three Gods of Happiness on a garden terrace below a maple tree, 31cm (12.25 in.) diameter, the second with figures meeting on a rocky shoreline within insect, fruit and flower rim band, 16cm (6.25 in.) diameter (2)

Condition Report: Good

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