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Bargain SALE Chinese Porcelain

On this page you'll find existing Chinese export porcelain objects for sale now offered at a significantly reduced price.


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Latest addition: May 19, 2022.


Shipwreck Porcelains - The Vung Tau Cargo, c.1690


Object 2010976








Provenance: The Vung Tau Cargo. Chinese Export Porcelain sale, Christie's Amsterdam, 7-8 April 1992.


Height 57 mm (2.24 inch), diameter of rim 121 mm (4.76 inch), diameter of footring 40 mm (1.57 inch), weight 216 grams (7.62 ounce (oz.))


Bowl on footring with spreading sides a straight rim and a partially glazed base. Decorated with freely painted circular patches of green enamel. The enamels have deteriorated due to the long immersion in the sea, leaving  nothing but a few traces of green. On the bowl the original Christie's 'Vung Tau Cargo' sale labels proving it has been one of 100 bowls sold in lot 1001. (Amsterdam 1992, p.132)


These 'provincial' wares formed the bulk of the shipment of southern wares and were originally sold as food bowls, they received minimum care when stowed: piled on top of each other and crammed under

roofbeams. (Jörg & Flecker 2001, p.81)


In total 892 bowls, by Christie's named the 'Provincial clear glazed bowls', were sold divided over the lots: 1000-1011. (Amsterdam 1992)


Condition: A chip with a connected hairline to the rim.



Jongsma 1992, pp.453-456

Amsterdam 1992, lots 1000-1011

Jörg & Flecker 2001, fig. 82a


Price: reduced from € 199 - $ 208 - £ 168 now with 35% discount to € 129 - $ 135 - £ 109

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


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Kraak Porcelain wares 1570-1645 - Dishes - Page 1


Object 2010985


Small dish






Height 34 mm (1.34 inch), diameter of rim 147 mm (5.79 inch), diameter of footring 78 mm (3.07 inch), weight 151 grams (5.33 ounce (oz.))


Small dish on footring, everted and scalloped rim. Some kiln sand adhering to the footring. The meisande, or petalled, style decoration in underglaze blue with a butterfly in flight in a marshy landscape encircled by an eight-pointed scalloped medallion. On the sides and rim eight round, or onion shaped, medallions, decorated with peaches and auspicious symbols, in between each medallion a single looped bow. On the reverse seven broad panels filled with five dots.


According to Rinaldi this dish can be classified as a border VIII dish. In Border VIII dishes rims are always straight with a slightly flared and foliated edge. The panels on the gently curved cavetto are transformed into round or drop-shaped medallions. These are separated from the usual eight-pointed centre medallion by thickly drawn brackets. Dishes of this type are usually small (from 13 to 20 cm in diameter). Auspicious symbols have become the most common decoration in the centre medallions, but floral motifs or animal appear as well. The grasshopper emerges as a favourite decoration. The underside is divided into sections by a single line bifurcated near the footrim. Each section contains stylized symbols or jewels and dots. (Rinaldi 1989, pp.109-111)


Condition: Crooked shaped and some firing flaws, caused by the firing process. Some shallow glaze rough spots and a shallow frit to the rim. Some spots with scratches to the glaze.



Pijl-Ketel 1982, pp. 270-283

Rinaldi 1989, Pl. 108


Price: reduced from € 349 - $ 378 - £ 287 now with 25% discount to € 261 - $ 298 - £ 220 

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


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Chinese Imari 1700-1800 - Page 1


Object 2010545








Height 40 mm (1.57 inch), diameter of rim 208 mm (8.19 inch), diameter of footring 130 mm (5.12 inch), weight 415 grams (14.64 ounce (oz.))


Dish on footring, straight rim. Chinese Imari, decorated in underglaze blue, overglaze iron-red and gold with a flowering peony and bamboo tree growing from pierced rockwork near a fence. On the rim a diaper pattern border with eight reserves four filled with a single flower and four with a double flower. The reverse is undecorated.


Condition: A chip, three fleabites and some rough spots to the rim.


Price: reduced from 249 - $ 279 - £ 217 now with 25% discount to € 186 - $ 213 - £ 159 

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


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