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    Carrak Bottle

    Blue and white kendi. Beginning in the 14th C., the kendi also was made for export. Kendi was a drinking vessel with a long neck for filling and a short spout for drinking. The shape originated in Persia; kendi is a Persian word.

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    Small round celadon pot

    Top view of blue-green glazed celadon pot, potentially once lidded. Exterior woven pattern hints at a later production date.

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    Two-handled Vase

    Painted on each side with a petal shaped panel showing a mythical beast, the sides with birds on riverbanks and the neck with flowering plants, all between a pair of ear-shaped handles. Famile Verte pattern.

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    Plate

    Of octagonal form with notched corners; decorated in famille rose enamels and gold with floral sprays on the rim, spearheads at the well, central armorial with the motto.

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    Tankard

    Pink, lavender, and green floral swags top trim. Large ship, on green sea, showing American flag. Saturday Night written above ship. Reed entwined handle. Famille Rose.

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    Saucer: "The Doctor's Visit to the Emperor"

    Saucer decorated with "The Doctor's Visit to the Emperor" after a design by Cornelis Pronk. For the Dutch market.

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    Plate with Black Butterfly Pattern

    Decorated in "Hundred Butterfly" or "Black Butterfly" pattern this plate is decorated in polychrome enamels and gold, with continuous border of sixty butterflies interrupted by four panels, each containing two butterflies and a bee, all framed within narrow bands on the rim, central design of two large butterflies encircled by twenty smaller ones and several other flying insects.

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    Plate

    Decorated in underglaze blue, with alternating panels of peaches and auspicious symbols separated by beaded pendants on barned rim, central scene of a bird and grasshopper amongst rocks and flowering foliage within an octafoil medallion reserved on a key scroll and cell diaper ground, roundels alternating with straight lines on the reserve.

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    Monteith Bowl

    Of circular form with eight notches on the rim; decorated with an underglaze blue ground on the exterior; with floral lappets and peonies surrounding the eight reserved cartouches containing vessels and vases. On the inside there are eight Buddhist emblems.

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    Plate in Famille Rose

    A pair of famille rose plates painted in rich enamel colors with a lady helping her sons bait their fishing line as her companion watches lazily, a yellow diaper border on the well and pink cell on the rim interrupted by bour floral panels.

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    Plate - Blue and White Kraak ware

    Kraak ware, the center decorated with unusual scene of two deer (one spotted) at the water's edge, in a landscape of rocks, flowers, trees. Cracked with raised, unglazed "bumps" in center.

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    Rhyton

    Hollow Cup molded in the form of a water buffalo head and decorated in polychrome enamels.

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    Bowl by Pierre Charles L'Enfant

    Of rectangular form with notched corners and circular base; decorated in underglaze blue, polychrome enamels, and gold, with cell-diaper border and husk chain at the rim, narrow bands on the base, central winged figure on opposite sides holding a knotted ribbon below which is suspended an eagle emblem, floral sprays on the alternating sides, "Fitzhugh" border on the interior rim together with a cell-diaper band in the center framing a single floral spray.

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    Bowl with oval panels - detail of young fisherman

    Grisaille touched gold. 3 oval panels: The Resurrection, Fisherman, Neptune and Venus. Floral sprigs between. Variation of spearhead border & center floral sprig inside bowl.

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    Plate

    Decorated in underglaze blue , polychrome enamels and gold, with leaf border at the rim, central scene a dancing figure together with the inscription.

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    Small round celadon pot

    Top view of blue-green glazed celadon pot, potentially once lidded. Exterior woven pattern hints at a later production date.

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    Hong Punch Bowl

    Trading area for foreign countries on the Pearl River in Canton, China. American flag and flags of Sweden, England, Holland, Denmark, Spain, Bourbon France. Floral inner border.

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    Plate

    Painted in grisaille, sepia, flesh-tones and gilt with the well-known scene of a gypsy woman reading the palm of a gentleman in a plumed hat as he reclines beside his horse within strap-work borders.

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    Punch Bowl

    Decorated in polychrome enamels on a gold ground, the exterior with six floral panels interrupting a border of flowers framed within narrow bands at the rim, six scroll-bordered panels reserved below with alternating scenes, one containing birds and butterflies amongst flowers and fruit and the other depicting Chinese figures in a domestic setting, floral band at the foot-ring; interior decorated similarly with the addition at the center of a single flower enclosed within a medallion en cire.

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    Plate

    Decorated win iron red, gold, and underglaze blue, with honeycomb-diaper border on the rim interrupted by reserved panels alternately containing a female figure or a waterfowl, floral band at the well, central scene of a Chinese lady standing beneath a parasol held by an attendant and gesturing to four waterfowl amongst aquatic plants, flying insects on the reserve.

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    Bowl with oval design - detail of the Resurrection scene

    Grisaille touched gold. 3 oval panels: The Resurrection, Fisherman, Neptune and Venus. Floral sprigs between. Variation of spearhead border & center floral sprig inside bowl.

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    Plate

    Decorated in polychrome enamels and gold on a green ground with square scroll border and reserved pastoral vignettes on the rim, foliate band at the well, central armorial withing a lobed medallion encircled by husk bands radiating to the rim.

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    Two saucers

    Decorated in underglaze blue and a brown glaze, with panels of floral sprays on the rim bordered by scallops and two narrow bands, central scene of two female figures before a garden wall amongst rocks and shrubs, and a barely visible moon above.

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    Reticulated Cup and Saucer

    Both covered by honeycomb like grid. Border decoration is sepia with plum flowers in medallions. Mauve star-burst design on cup. Saucer with one flower in central medallion. Famille Rose.

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    Eagle Coffee pot

    Worn gold border top rim. Reed entwined handle. Berry finial on top. Eagle on both sides. Sepia color. Plain shield and background behind head with gold stars.