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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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    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.

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    Plate

    Large central scene of Baptism of Christ in iron red and gold. Fruit & flower border with putti holding banner inscribed "Mat 3: 16" a reference perhaps to a Bible passage found in Matthew 3:16.

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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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    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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    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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    Wine Pot

    Of bundled bamboo form with flat cover and knob; decorated on the biscuit in famille jaune and famille verte enamels with "leopard skin" pattern.

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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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    Saucer: "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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    Teapot and Sugar Bowl

    Drum-shaped teapot with crossed handles, leaf and berry terminals, and flat cover, bell shaped sugar bowl on a pedestal foot with crossed handles and domed cover, both with a strawberry knob; decorated with gold accents and crisscrossed parallel lines in thick blue enamel. (copied from silver examples pattern perhaps imitates trellis work)

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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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    Dish - E Pluribus Unum by Fitzhugh pattern

    Kidney shaped with scalloped rim; decorated in polychrome enamels, with border of diapers, frets, scales, butterflies, and sprays on the rim, honeycomb-diaper band at the well, central emblem of an eagle bearing a shield and holding a laurel branch in one talon and arrows in the other, and with a banner inscribed E Pluribus Unum.

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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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    L'urne Mysterieuse Plate

    Copied from an engraving -"L'urne Mysterieuse". Base on urn outlines profiles of Louis XVI & Marie Antoinette and commemorates their deaths. Profiles of Dauphin and Madam Royal hidden in branches. Dot & blue spear border.

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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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    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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    Blue and White Plate

    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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    2-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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    Budai Statue

    This figure probably Budai Heshang, the Maitreya Buddha. "Budai" means cloth bag and refers to the hemp sack in which Budai Heshang carried his possessions.

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    Exportware Plate with Don Quixote imagery

    Depicts Don Quixote, lance in hand, "Mimbrino's Helmet" (a barber's bowl) on his head, astride Rosinante, and led by Sancho Panza. Floral sprigs in rim touched in gold. Outer foliate border.

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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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    Plate

    Decorated in underglaze blue, iron red, green, black and gold with border of chrysanthemum blossoms amongst stylized branches framing a half open scroll, central scene of a bird perched on a prunus branch opposite a cluster of bamboo, three floral sprays on the reserve, honey brown edge on the rim.

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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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    Plate

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