A brief look at Chinese Porcelain, Bronzes, Carpets, Paintings From North Shore and New England Estates
Over the years a common question folks ask me is, what kinds of Chinese porcelain and objects are you likely to find in houses in New England? Fortunately our area is rich in dense pockets of Asian and in particular Chinese and Japanese art. Most of it remains from simply having been passed down from family member to family member as estates are settled and heirs take possession quietly from generation to generation. Its the ultimate in trickle down ownership.
Nearly all of it arrived here during the period of 1790 to 1930. 140 years of trade with the far east interrupted a few times by the war of 1812, Civil War and WWI. Interestingly during the early years most of what was brought here was newly made for the European and American markets. By the late 19th and early 20th C. tastes had broadened around the world including New England and the objects of desire from China and Japan became much earlier examples, from the early Qing Dynasty Circa 1720 back to the Tang Dynasty Circa 800 AD and before. In Europe their period of trade with Asia is even a longer period of time starting nearly 300 years earlier during the Ming Dynasty around 1517 AD. By 1602 with the formation of the VOC the Dutch East India Company it all went into high gear like never before.
With all this, after thousands of ships over hundreds of years, carrying millions of tons of cargo its no surprise thousands of non consumable items are left in tact, i.e. Silks, Jades, Porcelain, Carvings and paintings. As family's downsize they trickle into the market, we're very glad they do.
|Qianlong Period Famille Rose Bowl|
As time permits we'll put up more...much more.
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Thank you for visiting ~ Peter Combs
Gloucester, MA 978-283-3524
|Chinese Porcelain, Bronzes, Carpets, Paintings From North Shore and New England Estates|
|Late 18th C. Chinese Export Chocolate Pot|
|Chinese Export Grisaille Tea Pot for the European market|
|Chinese Famille Rose Export Charger, Yongzheng period|
|Kangx Period Blue and White Kendi, Circa 1710|
|Late 18th C. Chinese Export Porcelain Tea pot|
|Late Ming Wucai Decorated Chinese Jar|
|Pair of Chinese Famille Jaune Vases, 18" tall, Circa 1890|
|Japanese Kakiemon Plate with Crackle Glaze, Circa 1690|
|Rouge de Fur Qianlong Plates, Qianlong Period|
|Ming Jiajing Period Covered Jar ( 1521–1567)|
|Early Qing Dynasty Kesi Panel, 18th C.|
|Qianlong Period Foo Lion Carpet, Circa 1750|
|Qianlong period Colors on Silk Painting, 18th C.|
|Fine Blue and White China Trade Platter, 18th C.|
|Fine Kangxi period Famille Verte on Bisuit Ho Ho Boy|
|Qing Dynasty Cast Bronze|
|Qing Dynasty Famille Jaune Enamel vase, 19th C.|
|Famille Rose Chinese Export Porcelain Plate, Circa 1860|
|Chinese 18th C. Famille Rose Bowl|
|Late 18th C.to Early 19th C. Chinese Export Plates with Monogram|
|Yongzheng Period (1723-1735) Tea Dust Glaze Bowl|
|Late Song Dynasty Celadon Bowl, 12th C.|
|Late 18th to early 19th C. Chinese Blue and White vase|
|Pair of Fine Famille Rose vases, (1723-1735)|
|Famille Rose Mandarin Decorated vase, Circa 1835|
|Late 19th C. Chinese Famille Verte On Biscuit Lion|
|Yuan to Early Ming Period Chinese Jun Double Gourd Vase|
|Fine Pair Chinese Transitional Period Vases early 17th C.|
|Kangxi Period Blue and White Jardiniere, Circa 1680|
|Fine Pair of 19th C. Famille Rose Chinese Porcelain Boxes|
|18th C. Flambe Glazed Chinese Yixing Meiping vase|
|Kangxi Period Famille Verte Bowl, Circa 1700|
|Fine 18th C. Japanese Arita Blue and White Bowl|
|Fine Chinese Blanc de Chine Libation Cup, 18th C.|