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Ralph M. Chait Galleries, Inc. at the Winter Show 2021
January 12, 2021
A pair of wonderful unglazed pottery Figures of Warriors, Northern Wei dynasty, ca 5th/ 6th century; Height: 14.25 inches (36 cm).
The Ralph M. Chait Galleries will be exhibiting a variety of fine Chinese porcelain, pottery, and works of art. The porcelain objects consist of mainly Kangxi period famille verte, including a very rare pair of large famille verte porcelain beaker vases, the only similar piece being a blue and white example in the Leverhulme Collection, and smaller famille verte pieces in the historic Dresden and Morgan collections.
They will also show a very rare doucai glazed deep plate with the Eight Horse of Weng Mu decoration. Pottery will include a superb Tricorn Mythical Beast, Western Jin dynasty (3rd century), and a wonderful pair of Wei dynasty pottery Guardians with amusing individual facial expressions.
On the export side, they will exhibit two very important Chinese export reverse glass paintings: one a Shakespearean subject from The Merry Wives of Windsor and a religious themed masterpiece: The Triumph of Virtue. Both were included in Carl Crossman's seminal book on The China Trade (1972).