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Eagle Decorated Platter-Philadelphia Market #7016

A very handsome Chinese export porcelain 13″ oval platter made for American market as it was part of an extensive service made for prominent Philadelphia merchant John Jacob Ridgway (1768-1843) who was American Consul to Antwerp in the early 19th century. Centered with an early version of the American eagle taken from the Great Seal of the United States, the platter has three lines and two chips restored, otherwise in good condition and displaying beautifully. Early 19th century.

 

RARE Adams of Braintree Teapot #7020

A fine Chinese export porcelain drum-shaped teapot with strap handles centered with a rare double heart motif and the gilded initials MA. From a service made for Mehitabel Adams (1760-1824), a member of the distinguished Adams family of Braintree, Massachusetts that provided our nation with some of its early patriots and presidents. To our knowledge, this charming double-heart motif is unique to this service of American market export. Measuring 5 1/2″ tall x 8″ wide. Illustrated and discussed in Elinor Gordon’s Collecting Chinese Export Porcelain, page 143. Circa 1800.

 

 

Rhode Island HOPE Cup and Saucer #7017

A charming and rare Chinese export porcelain handled cup and saucer made for the American market, decorated with Rhode Island’s symbol of Hope leaning upon her anchor within an ermine mantled shield-the epitome of  classical Federal period taste. The saucer measuring 5 1/2″ in diameter, the cup 2 5/8″ tall. Both in very good condition and dating to circa 1795-1800. Ex-Elinor Gordon collection.

 

American Market Ship Tankard #7014 Sold

A rare decoration and a desirable size and form, this Chinese export porcelain strap handled tankard, made for the American market. It is very well painted with an image of a ship under full sail, proudly flying the colors of our new Republic. Measuring 5 1/4″ x 6″ and in very good condition.

American Market Eagle Tea Bowl #7030

A wonderfully rendered American eagle modeled from the Great Seal of the United States centers this charming Chinese export porcelain tea bowl made for the American market of the Federal period. The reverse side of the bowl is decorated with a blue and gold roundel  inscribed with the gilded monogram TAB-undoubtedly the patriotic first owner of this teaset who ordered it-as yest unidentified. There is a line sealed, but otherwise this nice piece of early Americana is in good condition. 3 1/2 in diameter.  Circa 1795-1800.

 

American Market Ship-Decorated Cup #7027 Sold

A charming Chinese export porcelain handled cup, made for the American market, decorated with a ship flying two American flags. Undoubtedly part of a tea and coffee service ordered by a proud ship’s captain or supercargo involved in the early China Trade. Good condition, measuring 2 1/2″ tall, and dating to circa 1800.

 

 

American Market Ship-Decorated Covered Creamer #7023 Sold

Another fine piece of American market Chinese export porcelain recently acquired from a private collection, this elegant covered cream jug is well-decorated with a ship with its sailed furled proudly flying two American flags of the young Republic. Measuring 5 1/2″ tall and in very good condition with only minor re-touch to some glaze fritting on the cover. A fine example and elegant form. Circa 1800.

Eagle Decorated JOHN CALHOUN Plate #7023 Sold

A rather rare Chinese export porcelain plate made for the American market, decorated with a central motif of an American eagle, supporting  a striped shield and bearing the laurel branch of peace and the arrows of war, a banner in his beak inscribed E Pluribus Unum, under fifteen stars within a cloud border, all encircled within a finely rendered sepia vine border on a peach-colored ground. As well as being a very handsome piece of  its own, this generously sized dinner plate of 10″ is from a service made for John C. Calhoun (1782-1850) a statesman and political theorist from South Carolina, and the seventh Vice-President of the United States from 1825-1832-from which period this piece most likely dates. One chip and three small lines restored, otherwise good condition, and a great version of an American eagle.

 

Sauce Tureen with Boston/Fanueil Provenance #6085

A fine Chinese export porcelain covered sauce tureen and stand decorated in underglaze blue with a rather rare landscape view, and with each piece also bearing a small armorial crest of a lion rampant. The crest derives from an English family into which Mary Fanueil Bethunes married and the service descended in the Fanueil family. She was a descendant of the famous Fanueil family of Boston, prominent merchants of Huguenot descent and creators of the well-known Fanueil Hall which still stands as a centerpiece of Boston’s downtown. The unusual decoration is discussed in Ayers’ China for the West, Vol. II, page 546 where the rather singular rendering of the large thatched structure is conjectured to be an actual building taken from a drawing, perhaps someplace along the Pearl River in the environs of Canton. Measuring approximately 8″ long, the piece is in very good condition. It includes a second sauce tureen and stand, which is damaged, but presents well to form as pair. Circa 1790.   #3800.00

Goldsborough of Maryland #6086 Sold

One of the most elegant Chinese export porcelain armorial services made for the American market, this pair of fluted rim plates is centered at the top of each rim with the Arms of Goldsborough, a great Maryland family whose prominent members included a lawyer and member of the Continental Congress, a Federalist governor of Maryland and a naval officer. The service is beautifully painted in famille rose enamels with central scenes of courtly Mandarin ladies taking their leisure on garden terraces, the elaborate borders with raspberry diapering, gilded reserves and exotic birds amongst branches and bamboo. Measuring 7 3/4″ in diameter and in very good condition. Circa 1800-1815.