A group of thirteen Chinese and Asian art reference books, including John Ayers, Far Eastern Ceramics in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 1980, Daisy Lion-Goldschmidt, Ming Porcelain, London, 1978, Michel Beurdeley and Guy Raindre, Qing porcelain: F
A Chinese blue and white jar, 20th century, painted with peonies, inscribed on the shoulder 'Fu Gui Mian Kui Mo Nian Chi Dong Qun Fei Zuo Yu Jing De Zhen' and one seal of the artist, 25 cm high, 16.8 cm diameter (at the mouth), with wood stand. Pro
A Chinese blue and white dish, Wanli period, 16th century, with foliated rim, decorated with a bird standing on a rock platform under a branch of flowers to the interior, enclosed by alternate lappets with flowers and four auspicious symbols, 21 cm diamete
A Chinese blue and white bowl, transitional period (1620-1622), decorated with five flower-heads in the centre, and five large lotus heads around the exterior, 'Quan' mark within a circle on the base 15 cm x 7.6 cm. Provenance: R && V Trega
A Chinese blue and white cup, Kangxi period (1664-1722), finely potted, the exterior nicely painted with floral scrolls, a small chrysanthemum painted in the centre of the interior, an under-glazed conch shell mark to base, 8 cm diameter, 7 cm high, fitted
A rare blue and white saucer dish, probably imperial, Jiajing period (1522-1556), finely painted in vibrant blue with three immortals in a garden, the cavetto with four of cranes and clouds alternately on each side of the cavetto, a rare seal mark on the b
A pair of Chinese blue and white plates, Shunzhi period (1638-1661), each one finely painted on the interior with a horned 'Qiling' sitting on rocks besides a banana tree, four-character 'Yu Tang Jia Qi' mark within a double-ring mark to the base, 38 cm di
A blue and white 'phoenix' dish seal mark and period of Daoguang, with shallow rounded sides and lipped rim, painted on the interior with a pair of stylised phoenix with wings splayed in flight among clouds, in a central medallion within double lin
A pair of blue and white 'dragon' dishes Qing dynasty, 19th century, (2), each of saucer shape, painted on the interior with a scaly dragon coiled among scattered clouds in a central medallion within a double line border repeated around the rim, the unders
Five blue and white cups and saucers Qing dynasty, Kangxi period, (10), each pencilled with a central medallion of peonies and rocks within radiating flower sprig panels on the petal moulded sides, marks, (10), each saucer 13 cm diameter
A pair of blue and white peony dishes Qing dynasty, Kangxi period, (2), each painted with a central medallion of peonies and rockwork within a frieze of flowers and rocks around the radially moulded sides with everted rim, ding marks, (2), 20.6 cm diameter
A blue and white bottle vase Qing dynasty, 18th century, the ovoid body rising to a slender cylindrical neck, decorated overall with horizontal bands of shou characters between a band of lotus petals at the base and ruyi head and scroll borders around the
A blue and white deep dish Qing dynasty, 18th century, painted on the interior with scholar's objects beside a willow tree and flowering plants, the shallow sides with a diaper border below the broad everted rim with sprays of peony, bamboo, prunus and
An impressive blue and white 'Three Friends' jar Wanli mark and period, of baluster form, the sides painted in deep cobalt blue with pine, prunus and bamboo rising from the base with birds in flight among trailing clouds above, all between a band of lappet
Two blue and white bottle vases late Ming dynasty, Wanli period, (4), almost forming a pair, each of pear-shape tapering to a slender neck, the sides of one painted with panels of different flowering plants, the other with alternating panels of leaping hor
A large Ming-style blue and white jar, of ovoid form, painted on the exterior with a continuous scene of pheasants among rockwork and flowering plants, between lappet and vignette diaper borders, the short waisted mouth inscribed in underglaze blue with an
A blue and white Swatow 'dragon' jar late Ming dynasty, stoutly potted of baluster form, painted with a dragon encircling the sides above a band of waves, with a frieze of rocks and flowers at the base, the shoulders with a ruyi scroll and set with
A Chinese blue and white Garlic head vase, the five lobed vase with individual apertures well decorated with figures engaged in daily pursuits in a traditional and sublime landscape setting, the neck similarly decorated; with a four character mark undersid
Two Chinese porcelain snuff bottles, a compressed high shouldered shaped blue and white bottle with underglaze figural scenes of scholars, with four character marks underside; and a cylindrical bottle with a blue and maroon scene of writhing dragons chasin
A Chinese blue and white reticulated plate, centred with trailing flora and a peony with patterned borders, the rim with trellis pierced reserves alternating with cloud cartouches enclosing vegetal forms; a bordered four character mark underside. Height 3.
A large Chinese blue and white bowl with stand, the low modern bowl with continuous floral and dragon relief decoration upon a blue cloud like ground, with apocryphal Qianlong seal underside. Height 11.5 cm. Diameter 30.5 cm
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