Two (2) Qing Dynasty Rose Medallion chargers, each with central bird and peony medallion surrounded by four vignettes of alternating figures and birds with butterflies, on a floral decorated ground. One charger measures 16" diameter and has more green in the background decoration. The other measures 15" and has bird, scroll and lantern motifs flanking the sides of the vignettes. Both Chinese, 19th century. Note: a receipt for the 1995 purchase of these chargers for $3,600 from Ford A. Kalil Antiques Inc. of Bethesda, MD accompanies this lot. CONDITION: 15" charger: some wear and losses to enamels (mostly white spots) and some possible yellow overpaint in a few small areas. 16" charger: some light wear to gilt and light exfoliation to a few small spots of white enameling; overall good condition. No chips or hairlines noted on either piece.
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