Pater Gratia Oriental Art

Recent Acquisitions

On this page you'll find my latest acquisitions, It may, however, take some time for all objects to load.

 

This way you can quickly browse through my recently acquired objects without having to browse through all the various categories.

 

After four weeks each object in 'Recent Acquisitions' will be moved to their specific category.

 

Latest update; October 15, 2020.

 

Two new categories named 'Bargain SALE Chinese porcelain' and 'Bargain SALE Japanese porcelain' have been created. The categories can be found in the left side menu.

 

In these categories Chinese and Japanese export porcelain objects for sale are now offered at a significantly reduced price.

 

If you are interested in a purchase, or want more information, one of the objects in these categories please feel free to contact me at: patergratiaorientalart@hotmail.com.

2012327
2012327

Japanese Tea, Coffee and Chocolate wares 18th Century

 

Object 2012327

 

Teacup and saucer

 

Japan

 

1700-1730

 

Height of teacup 41 mm (1.77 inch), diameter of rim 75 mm (2.95 inch), diameter of footring 35 mm (1.30 inch), weight 52 grams (1.80 ounce (oz.))

 

Height of saucer 22 mm (0.83 inch), diameter of rim 124 mm (4.69 inch), diameter of footring 70 mm (2.72 inch), weight 92 grams (3.56 ounce (oz.))

 

Teacup and saucer on footrings, slightly everted rims. The saucer with a spur-mark on the base. Imari decorated in underglaze blue, iron-red and gold with a vase filled with flowers on a low table in a central roundel. On the sides three kidney shaped panels, two filled with flower heads in gold on an underglaze blue ground and one with various flower heads, alternating with a wide spread flowering wisteria. Round the rim a zig-zag lines pattern border. On the reverse three flower sprays and on the base a single concentric band in underglaze blue. The teacup is decorated en suite

  

The decorative style on this teacup and saucer is very similar to that used on other, earlier sold, Japanese Imari tea ware. The translucent enamel colours, the zig-zag lines-pattern borders and the reverses with the three wide spread flower sprays are all very similar. This could indicate that these may be the product of a single workshop but may or may not be the product of a single kiln, specialised in these high-quality tea wares. Judging by Dutch 18th century sales and inventories, Japanese porcelain was quite expensive at the time and even more highly valued than its Chinese counterpart.

 

Condition

Teacup: Perfect.

Saucer: Perfect.

 

Reference:

Jörg 2003/1, cat. 276a

 

Price: Sold.

 

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2012326
2012326

Blue and White Kangxi Period 1662-1722 - Tea, Coffee and Chocolate wares

 

Object 2012326

 

Teapot

 

China

 

1700-1720

 

Height 100 mm (3.94 inch), diameter handle to spout 133 mm (5.24 inch), diameter of mouthrim 36 mm (1.41 inch), diameter of footring: 55 mm (2.17 inch), weight with cover 235 grams (8.29 ounce (oz.)), weight cover 41 grams (1.45 ounce (oz.))

 

Teapot, octagonal shaped on an octagonal footring. Straight spout and C-shaped handle. Domed cover with a round knob. Decorated in underglaze blue with flowering plants on each facet. Around the neck a spiral pattern border and on the handle and spout a single flowering stem. The cover is decorated en suite.

 

For an identically shaped, sized and in underglaze blue decorated teapot, please see:

For an identically shaped, sized and in Chinese Imari decorated teapot, please see:

Condition: Some glaze rough spots and a fleabite to the edge of the cover and a fleabite and frit to the tip of the spout.

 

Reference:

Lunsingh Scheurleer 1982/2, cat. 31

 

Price: € 749 - $ 882 - £ 677

(the $ and £ prices are approximates and depend on the € price exchange rate)

 

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2012325
2012325

Japanese Tea, Coffee and Chocolate wares 18th Century

 

Object 2012325

 

Teapot

 

Japan

 

1700-1720

 

Height with cover 95 mm (3.74 inch), height without cover 70 mm (2.76 inch), diameter handle to spout 120 mm (4.72 inch), diameter of mouthrim 42 mm (1.65 inch), diameter of foot 52 mm (2.04 inch), weight with cover 233 grams (8.21 ounce (oz.)), weight cover 41 grams (1.45 ounce (oz.))

  

Globular pear-shaped teapot on footring, fluted body. Curved handle and a straight spout. Ribbed cover and knob. Imari, decorated in underglaze blue, iron-red and gold with irises, reeds and three zigzag plank bridges (yatsuhashi). On the handle a floret between scrolls and on the spout stylised spays. On the cover two wide spread flower sprays.

 

For an identically decorated coffee pot, please see:

For an identically decorated bowl, please see:

Condition: Firing flaws on the handle and cover, a fleabite and a frit to the inside rim of the cover.

 

Reference: 

Impey 2002, cat. 343

 

Price: € 599 - $ 708 - £ 543

(the $ and £ prices are approximates and depend on the € price exchange rate)

 

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2010813
2010813

Japanese Blue and White wares 17th Century

 

Object 2010813

 

Dish

 

Japan

 

1660-1680

 

Height 51 mm (2.01 inch), diameter of rim 314 mm (12.36 inch), diameter of footring 160 mm (6.30 inch), weight 1,173 grams (41.38 ounce (oz.))

 

Dish on footring, flat rim. On the base five spur-marks in a X-pattern. Decorated in underglaze blue with a flowerpot filled with flowering peony plants on a terrace in a circular cartouche. The sides and rim in Chinese Kraak-style with eight large panels containing flowering plants and six narrow panels filled with flowering plants on a underglaze blue ground with a scale-pattern at the top. The reverse with two wide spread flower sprays.  

 

The decoration was copied from Chinese kraak porcelain, although, as usual, it is simplified on such imitations. This style is characteristic of early Japanese export porcelain made for the VOC (Dutch East India Company, 1602–1799) to replace the well-known Chinese kraak and Transitional wares. (Jörg 2003/1, p.27)

 

Condition: Some fine crazing to the glaze and a firing flaw both to the reverse rim. Another firing flaw to the centre of the base on both sides a connected firing tension hairlines, all caused by the firing process. Two chips to the reverse rim.

 

References: 

Jörg 2003/1, p.27

 

Price: € 349 - $ 412 - £ 316

(the $ and £ prices are approximates and depend on the € price exchange rate)

 

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2012300
2012300

Chinese wares over-decorated in the West 1700-1800 - Dutch over-decorated wares Amsterdams Bont

 

Object 2012300

 

Bowl

 

China

1730-1750, over-decorated in the Netherlands, Amsterdams Bont, c.1750-1770

 

Height 83 mm (3.27 inch), diameter of rim 185 mm (7.28 inch), diameter of footring 72 mm (2.83 inch), weight 447 grams (15.77 ounce (oz.))

 

Bowl on footring with spreading sides and flaring rim. Undecorated. Over-decorated, in Kakiemon style, in iron-red, gold and black, blue, yellow, green and grey overglaze enamels, in the Netherlands, Amsterdams Bont, c.1750-1770 with three fruit-shaped reserves decorated with a Chinese character, a riverscape and a lion in gold on an underglaze brown ground the reserves are flanked by a long-tailed bird perched on a branch of a flowering tree growing from rockwork, a flowering prunus growing from rockwork and a flowering peony growing from rockwork. Inside scattered flower sprays on the sides and a flowering chrysanthemum spray on the bottom.

 

The Dutch over-decorator combined and adapted Kakiemon patterns to the shape and surface of this bowl.

It shows that the Dutch enamellers achieved high quality Kakiemon-style decorations on plain white Chinese porcelain. 

  

Condition: A firing flaw to the footring and some spots with chipped of glaze to the rim.

  

Price: Sold.

 

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2012284
2012284

Blue and White Kangxi Period 1662-1722

 

Object 2012284

 

Rosewater sprinkler

 

China

 

c.1700

 

Height 178 mm (7.01 inch), diameter 73 mm (2.87 inch), diameter of mouthrim 8 mm (0.31 inch), diameter of footring 41 mm (1.61 inch), weight 248 grams (8.75 ounce (oz.))

 

Rosewater sprinkler on tall, spreading foot with deep recessed glazed base. A globular body with a long tapering neck. Decorated in underglaze blue with two panels one filled with a flowering peony and insects in flight te other with flowering aster and insects in flight. On the shoulder four groups of leaves and round the neck flowering aster and a insect in flight.

 

The shape draws on Persian metalwork designs from the 16th and 17th centuries. Fragrant rosewater (gulaul) was used for refreshment, cleaning and scenting at both religious and secular events in the Islamic world. In Western settlements all over Asia they were widely-used as well. (Düsseldorf 2015, p.276

 

Rose water sprinklers, known as gulabpash, have been used in India since the Mughal period for the purpose of refreshing oneself by moistening one's face, washing hands after a meal or for sprinkling a visitor as a gesture of welcome. Dutch traders discovered them in India and subsequently ordered porcelain bottles in various designs to be made in China. These bottles were partly sold in the Ottoman Empire, where local silversmiths fashioned artistic stoppers for them. Today, rose water bottles are found in the Sultan's Collection in Istanbul as well as in some Dutch museums, for example the Princessehof in Leeuwarden or the Museum Boijmans van Beuningen. (Suebsman 2019, p.74)

 

Perfumation and thurification have a very long history and can be traced back to prehistoric times. For thurification various types of incense burners were and are used until this day. For perfumation, rose-water was used that was stored and applied in specially made sprinklers. (META-Museum: Chinese Export Silver for the Islamic World, (A. von Ferscht, www.chinese-export-silver.com))

 

Rosewater sprinklers were are known to be decorated in underglaze blue, in 'Red & Gold' or 'Rouge de Fer' , or the body was (partly) covered in powder blue, Batavia brown or some other monochrme colour. At first they were only exported and used as such in Batavia later on in the West they were often fitted with metal or silver mounts. In the Netherlands they served as curiosities and decorative items. (Jörg & Van Campen 1997, p136)

 

Condition: Some flaked of pieces of glaze on the bulge, the body and the foot, caused by the firing process.

 

References:

Jörg & Van Campen 1997, cat. 140

Düsseldorf 2015, p.276

Suebsman 2019, p.74

www.chinese-export-silver.com

 

Price: Sold.

 

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2012321
2012321

Famille Rose wares 1725-1800 - Tea, Coffee and Chocolate wares

 

Object 2012321

 

Teacup and saucer

 

China

 

1730-1740

 

Height of teacup 36 mm (1.72 inch), diameter of rim 65 mm (2.56 inch), diameter of footring 28 mm (1.10 inch), weight 28 grams (0.99 ounce (oz.))

Height of saucer 20 mm (0.79 inch), diameter of rim 106 mm (4.17 inch), diameter of footring 60 mm (2.36 inch), weight 45 grams (1.59 ounce (oz.))

 

Teacup and saucer on footring, spreading sides and everted rim. Decorated in various famille rose enamels with a seated woman watching naughty chicken in a landscape with flowering peony plants growing from taihu (garden) rocks. the saucer is decorated en suite.

 

Condition: 

Teacup: Some enamel loss and fleabites and frits to the rim. 

Saucer: Two fleabites to the reverse rim.

 

References:

Jacquemart & Le Blant 1862, pp. 77-105.

Jörg 2003/2, p.25, cat. 8.

 

Price: Sold.

 

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2012320
2012320

Shipwreck Porcelains - The Ca Mau Shipwreck, c.1725

 

Object 2012320

 

Jarlet

 

China

 

c.1725

 

Provenance: Made in Imperial China. 76.000 pieces of Chinese Export Porcelain from the Ca Mau shipwreck, circa 1725 sale, Sotheby's Amsterdam, 29, 30 & 31 January 2007.

 

Height 72 mm (2.83 inch), diameter 90 mm (3.54 inch), diameter of rim 71 mm (2.80 inch), diameter of base 55 mm (2.17 inch), weight 168 grams (5.92 ounce (oz.))

 

Baluster-shaped jarlet with an everted neck and a wide low rim. The base is unglazed. Undecorated. On the base handwritten in black ink: 'CM3 -28012', a rectangular paper label with the handwritten numbers: '45467/B' (in blue) and '32' (in red), the circular paper original Sotheby's - UNICOM, CA MAU - BINH THUAN label with number 59709 and the original Sotheby's sale AM0967 (MADE IN IMPERIAL CHINA 76,000 PICES OF CHINESE EXPORT PORCELAIN FROM THE CA MAU SHIPWRECK, CIRCA 1725) lot 1023/5 label. (Amsterdam 2007, p.230)

 

The Ca Mau Shipwreck, c.1725

 

The Ca Mau shipwreck was a Chinese ocean going junk, almost certainly en route from Canton (now Kuangzhou) to the Dutch trading port of Batavia (now Jakarta). Disaster struck of the Ca Mau peninsular, there was a fire on board so severe that some of the porcelain was fused together. There were a few wine cups recovered bearing the mark of the Emperor Yongzheng who reigned from 1723 to 1735. By this time tea and coffee was the rage throughout Europe and the principal traders were the British 'Honourable East India Company' and the Dutch East India Company, (Vereenigde Oost-Indische Compagnie, VOC). With the demand for tea came demand for porcelain by which to drink it and so most of what they imported in these year was tea wares.(Amsterdam 2007, pp.8-9)

 

The Ca Mau shipwreck was discovered by fishermen working of the Ca Mau peninsular when their nets snagged on it. When they realised the porcelain was saleable they began dredging up as much as possible. Once the Vietnamese Ministry of Culture and Information realised what was happening they moved in quickly to secure the wreck site. The excavation was led by the Curator of The National Museum of Vietnamese culture. In all, 130,000 pieces were recovered and 76,000 of the finer condition pieces were selected to be sold as 'Made in Imperial China. 76,000 pieces of Chinese Export Porcelain from the Ca Mau Shipwreck, circa 1725' by Sotheby’s Amsterdam on 29, 30 & 31 January 2007. (Amsterdam 2007, pp.6-7

 

The Ca Mau wreck was first reported on in the daily newspaper Tuoi Tre (Youth) on May the 5th 1998. Accordingly, the authority of Binh Thuan province had confiscated 32,569 artefacts and 2,4 tons of metal objects recovered illegally by two fishermen from a shipwreck off the coast of Ca Mau province. Two experts dated 33,978 artefacts, mainly ceramics, to the Yongzheng reign of the Qing dynasty (1723-1735). Afterward, the recoveries, coded CMI, were handed over to the Binh Thuan Museum. (Amsterdam 2007, p.11)

 

In total only 45 of these plain jarlets were sold. (Amsterdam 2007, lot 1021-1025)

 

Condition: Some firing tension hairlines, caused by the firing process, a short hairline, a chip and a large chip with a connected hairline all to the rim. 

 

Reference:

Amsterdam 2007, lot 1021-1025

 

Price: Sold.

 

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2012318
2012318

Famille Verte 1680-1725

 

Object 2012318

 

Teapot

 

China

 

c.1700

 

Height with cover 90 mm (3.54 inch), height without cover 70 mm (2.76 inch), diameter handle to spout 167 mm (6.57 inch), diameter of mouthrim 52 mm (2.05 inch), diameter of footring 51 mm (2.00 inch), weight including cover 341 grams (12.02 ounce (oz.)), weight cover 24 grams (0.85 ounce (oz.))

 

Globular ribbed teapot on a footring. Straight spout and a curved C-shaped handle. The inlaying flat cover with round knob. Decorated in famille verte enamels with on each side flowering plants and a large phoenix in flight. Around the mouth a broad border with four cartouches, each filled with flower sprays, on a green-speckled ground with half rosettes. The handle and spout are decorated with stylized cloud motifs. On the cover four lozenges alternating with asterixis within a zig-zag-pattern border. On the knob a single flower head. The cover has been pierced. 

 

Although drinking Chinese tea had become a widespread habit all over Europe, it was still a beverage of the upper classes in the early 18th century. The better qualities especially were real luxuries and therefore expensive. During a tea party several types and qualities of tea were offered. Usually they were served in small cups and each guest had his or her own relatively small teapot with the chosen type of tea. In tea shops, too, small or miniature teacups and teapots were used to enable buyers to taste various kinds of tea and make their choice. (Jörg & Van Campen 1997, pp.199-200)

 

Condition: Some firing tension hairlines around the spout and to the attachments of the handle to body all caused by the firing process. A chip to the inlaying mouthrim. The cover has been broken.  

 

Reference:

Jörg & Van Campen 1997, p.112

 

Price: Sold.

 

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2012317
2012317

Polychrome wares other since 1722

 

Object 2012317

 

Bowl

 

China

 

1725-1730

 

Height 80 mm (3.15 inch), diameter of rim 157 mm (6.18 inch), diameter of footring 62 mm (2.44 inch), weight 349 grams (12.41 ounce (oz.))

 

Bowl on footring, straight rim. Decorated in iron-red and gold with a group of flowering peony and other flowering plants with a large chrysanthemum flower head and a group of flowering lotus plants with other plants both groups are divided by a butterfly in flight. On the bottom various flowering plants in a single concentric band. Round the footring an broad band in gold.

 

The porcelain on this bowl is pure, thin and translucent. It is refined and delicately painted by the Chinese porcelain painter with much attention to detail. This bowl may be regarded as a good example of the high quality porcelain that was made during the Yongzheng period (1723-1735).

 

Condition: Slight wear to the decoration.

 

Price: € 1.750 - $ 2.073 - £ 1.604

(the $ and £ prices are approximates and depend on the € price exchange rate)

 

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