Throughout the expansive history of porcelain, manufacturers of this ceramic ware have emerged which are distinguished for their quality, craftsmanship and design; in order to protect the authenticity of these carefully-crafted pieces, porcelain makers across the world have 'signed' their work with unique marks for centuries. These marks are vital for both dealers and buyers, as they provide information on the manufacturer, origin, date and value of a specific piece of porcelain. During the height of porcelain production in Europe, some of the most recognized marks today were first used; these include the Capodimonte crown over 'N' and the Meissen crossed swords. Over the years, porcelain marks have been altered and developed by manufacturers, indicating the year or period of production; for instance, German company Hutschenreuther first marked its porcelain ware with a simple signature, later adopting the iconic lion logo.
ANC FABRIQUE ROYALE LIMOGES TEA SET France, porcelain, marks to underside, with original box. Set up six cup and saucers. Cup: 2.5"h. Saucer: 4.75"dia. Box: 2.75"h. 13.875"w. 9.75"d. Estimate $50-150, ANC FABRIQUE ROYALE LIMOGES TEA SET, Estimate $50-150
A Chinese wucai-decorated porcelain large vase qianlong mark, modern Decorated with Buddhist lions and the bajixiang. H: 25 in., 63.5cm Estimate $600-800 Leave a Bid Bid in the Room Bid Live Online Freeman's Live Invaluable Bid on the Telephone, Estimate $600-800, Leave a Bid Bid in the Room Bid Live Online Freeman's Live Invaluable Bid on the Telephone, Leave a Bid, Leave a Bid Bid in the Room, Bid in the Room, Bid Live Online, Freeman's Live, Invaluable, Bid on the Telephone
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19th century Pastille to movement: Medaille Bronze / S. Marti & Cie. The clock surmounted by a pinecone finial over a cobalt blue porcelain body centering a gilt bronze dial with porcelain Roman numeral hour markers topped with a ribbon flanked by lion's head masks raised on a rounded breakfront base with two conformingly decorated five-light candelabra Clock: 19.5" H x 10.5" W x 9.25" D
20th century, 84 porcelain articles, each with stamped mark, comprising: Torino pattern, 16 service plates, 9-7/8 in.; ten luncheon plates, 8-3/4 in.; ten salad plates, 7-3/4 in.; ten bread and butter plates, 6-3/8 in.; ten flat cups and saucers, 2-1/4 in.; four large rim soup bowls, 9-1/2 in.; pair relishes, 9-1/4 in.; serving bowl, 12-1/2 in.; serving platter, 16-1/2 in.; together with ten Visconte Red pattern dinner plates, 10-3/8 in.
A pair of Chinese famille rose-decorated porcelain "Immortals" lobed bowls Guangxu mark and probably of the period The exteriors inscribed with poems and decorated with immortals; the interiors painted with dual dragons among scrolling waves, the underside inscribed with six-character Guangxu mark. Approx. H: 3 1/4 in., 8.2cm; Dia: 10 1/4 in., 26cm PROVENANCE: Property from a private New England collection Estimate $500-750 Leave a Bid Bid in the Room Bid Live Online Freeman's Live Invalu
19th century, Royal Vienna covered vase with fine hand painted portrait of Asian man in military uniform, beehive mark, 9-1/2 in.; porcelain figure of a sculptress, red anchor mark and blue underglaze cross mark, 8 in.; Sevres style gilt mounted footed urn, blue underglaze mark interior of lid, applied gilt swags and ram heads, 9-3/4 in.
Associated Pair of Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Lidded Bowls each with a Guangxu mark (1875-1909) and possibly of the period or later, the bowls of shallow form with everted lip, cradling the conforming covers, decorated to the exterior with floral and foliate sprays, one cover with a calligraphic inscription. h. 3-1/4", dia. 6-1/2" Estimate $1,500-2,500 **One lidded bowl has been professionally overglazed with presumable restoration to both, though no repairs were detected under white or U
19th century Dial signed: Bollotte / Rue Neuve Vivienne 3; Movement stamped: Bollotte a Paris Surmounted by a flowering urn flanked by two patinated bronze putti over a gilt bronze case set with a white porcelain dial with blue Roman numeral hour markers and Arabic sub-seconds track on a breakfront base raised on toupie feet, lacking key and pendulum 15.25" H x 21.75" W x 9.75" D
Continental, 20th century, transfer and gilt, floral design at borders, marks include "Cauldon England", "Theodore Haviland France", and "Minton England", group includes 17 service plates, 10-1/2 in.; 10 oyster plates, 9 in.; six bowls, 7-5/8 in.
A massive pair of Chinese famille rose porcelain baluster vases or jars and covers circa early 20th century Painted with battle scenes, dragons, and flowers with fu dog finials. bases bearing apocryphal four-character Tongzhi marks Measures: Height 42 in Very decorative. Great for hallways and grand interiors. Very good condition. Normal wear consistent with age and use. A massive pair of Chinese famille rose porcelain baluster vases or jars and covers circa early 20th century, Painted with batt
Scheibe-Alsbach, Germany, early 20th century, each with blue mark and stamped "Germany", attributed to Felix Zeh (1869-1937), comprising: Napoléon Bonaparte (1769-1821); Rémi Joseph Isidore Exelmans (1775-1852); Henri-Gratien Bertrand (1773-1844); Michel Ney (1769-1815); Joachim-Napoléon Murat (1767-1815); Marie-Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier de Lafayette (1757-1834); Eugène Rose de Beauharnais (1781-1824); Charles-François du Périer Dumouriez (1739-1823); Louis Lepic (1765-1827); Adolp
A copper-red glazed and enameled porcelain "Dragon" bottle vase Underside with four-character seal mark. H: 12 3/4 in. Estimate $700-900 Leave a Bid Bid in the Room Bid Live Online Freeman's Live Invaluable Bid on the Telephone, Estimate $700-900, Leave a Bid Bid in the Room Bid Live Online Freeman's Live Invaluable Bid on the Telephone, Leave a Bid, Leave a Bid Bid in the Room, Bid in the Room, Bid Live Online, Freeman's Live, Invaluable, Bid on the Telephone
CHINESE YONGZHENG MARK AND PERIOD CAFE-AU-LAIT VASE China, 18th century, porcelain. Sensual meiping form with flaring rim and shortend neck to wide shoulders and tapering body of cafe-au-lait glaze. 6.5"h. Estimate $500-1,500, CHINESE YONGZHENG MARK AND PERIOD CAFE-AU-LAIT VASE, Estimate $500-1,500
German, late 19th/20th century, Meissen floral and cobalt decorated vase, blue crossed sword mark on base, 9-1/2 in., [interior scratches and wear]; floral encrusted lidded vase with hand painted panels, on matching base, marked "Dresden" on base, 20 in., [breaks and repairs to flowers]
A Chinese yellow-glazed biscuit porcelain vase Qing dynasty, Qianlong six-character incised seal mark, probably later Vasiform, with flared lip and slightly spreading foot, covered with a deep yellow glaze. H: 7 3/8 in., 18.7 cm. PROVENANCE: Property from the Collection of Dr. Steven K-M Tim and Nancy Tim, Brooklyn, New York, acquired by 1998 Estimate $400-600 Leave a Bid Bid in the Room Bid Live Online Freeman's Live Invaluable Bid on the Telephone, Estimate $400-600, Leave a Bid Bid i
QIANLONG MARK AND PERIOD ROBINS EGG VASE China, 18th century, porcelain. Everted rim to thick tapering neck and wideneing shoulders re-conforming to extent of vessel, unglazed footing and hand painted Qianlong seal script to underside. 8.75"h. Estimate $1,000-2,000, QIANLONG MARK AND PERIOD ROBINS EGG VASE, Estimate $1,000-2,000
A Dresden porcelain figural centerpiece 19th/20th century With "crown above N" mark to underside. H: 10 3/4 in. Estimate $1,000-2,000 Descriptions provided in both printed and on-line catalogue formats do not include condition reports. The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full
THREE PIECES OF CHINESE PORCELAIN. Twentieth century. Hand decoration. Round plaque with fishermen, framed, 15.5"d., and small compote with bamboo. 4.25"h. 6.25"d. Together with a small elaborate plate with faux Chenghua six character mark. 4.5"d. Estimate $150-350 We provide condition information when it is requested by a potential bidder, as a part of our dedication to excellent customer service. However, the absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition
Stunning Rookwood Pottery glossy red vase, Wilcox, 1926, pristine. This stunning Rookwood Pottery glossy red vase from 1936 is decorated with wild roses in her typical style by Harriet Wilcox. The marks include the Rookwood logo, date, shape 1655 E and Ms. Wilcox's monogram. This is a museum quality vase without even a hint of crazing. There are no chips, no cracks, and no restoration. This is a stunning piece with brilliant and unusual colors that is perfect for a curated collection. Dimensions
A fine Chinese reticulated and enameled porcelain vase, Jingdezhen Jiyang Ceramics Co., Ltd. Qianlong mark, late 20th century Of pear-form, exterior body pierced with stylized dragon and phoenix decoration in celadon glaze, the neck with famille rose sgraffito enamels, the interior in underglaze blue floral scrolls; together with booklet and silk case, wood stand. H: 13 in., 33 cm PROVENANCE: A gift to the present owner c. 2009 Estimate $500-750 Leave a Bid Bid in the Room Bid Live Online F
TWO RETICULATED PORCELAIN BOWLS Italy, early-mid 20th century, porcelain. Hand painted floral motif with capedimonte-style mark to backside. 9.5" diameter. Estimate $50-150, TWO RETICULATED PORCELAIN BOWLS, Estimate $50-150
CHINESE SIX CHARACTER MARK DUCAI BOWL China, early 20th century, porcelain. Fine homage bowl with underglaze cobalt lingzhi banding to interior of rim above sloped walls conforming to well painted overglaze in polychrome enamel and displaying three bats circling longevity symbol whilst having a similar pattern to walls exterior, the underside with unglazed footing and double ring around Yongzheng mark, but not Period. 8" dia. Estimate $50-250, CHINESE SIX CHARACTER MARK DUCAI BOWL, Estimate $50-
A large charger 39.5cm in diameter. KANGXI mark and period 17th/18th Century.A few flea bites and a small chip with a hairline where the chip is. Other than that, it is entirely pristine. Display beautifully. Will shipfrom Usa, tracked and insured worldwide. Asian Antiques---
Japanese Satsuma Porcelain Covered Jar first quarter 20th century, of globular form, tapering to a narrower foot, having a domed cover with knotted cord and brocade detail, the body decorated with various seated Arhats, the base with Satsuma mark and signed in reserve. h. 16", dia. 13" Estimate $2,500-4,000
CHINESE EIGHT IMMORTAL QIANLONG MARK BOWL AND STAND China, late 19th- early 20th century, porcelain. Everted rim having interior banding of bats alternating with fungi form patterning, milky walls to well painted with symbol; the exterior of bowl in white ground glaze with renderings of the eight immortals, underside seal marking of Qianlong but not period. 4"h., 6.25" with stand 8.75"dia. Estimate $1,500-3,000, CHINESE EIGHT IMMORTAL QIANLONG MARK BOWL AND STAND, Estimate $1,500-3,000
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