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Pieces from the Nicholas Brown, Jr. Dinner Service

En suite with our offering of a Nicholas Brown, Jr. part dinner service, we have several pieces from that group of fine American market Chinese export priced individually and comprising: 9 1/2″ dinner plates ($1,600.00 each); 6″ side plates ($550.00 each) and 7 1/2″ plates ($1,050.00 each). Beautiful overglaze blue enameled and gilded drape and shield within underglaze blue spearhead and lattice outer borders. All in excellent condition. Circa 1800.

 

 

Fine American Market Eagle Tea Pot #4667 Sold

A very handsome Chinese export porcelain drum tea pot with double strap handle made for the American market, centered with a sepia eagle based upon the Great Seal of the United States, with wings spread beneath a radiant star-filled halo, and holding a shield with a gilded rose. Very good condition with gilding refreshed. A classic example measuring 6″ x 10″. Ex-Elinor Gordon Collection. Circa 1800-1810. $1,500.00.

 

Rare American Market “Hope” Tea Pot #4991 Sold

A fine Chinese export porcelain drum teapot with a double strap handle, bearing a rare, and possibly unique, version of the image of Hope leaning upon her anchor, here, watching a departing American ship, flying two American flags, all under the wistful gilded inscription, “He is gone” rendered over head. The image appears front and back, the cover and shoulder each with simple overglaze blue and gilt wave border. Most likely a special order tea service as we’ve only seen one other example of this scene on a tea bowl and saucer. 6″ tall x 10″ wide. Good condition with only gilding refreshed. Circa 1800-1810.

 

Rare American Market Pots de Creme

A charming pair of Chinese export porcelain pots de creme made for the American market, each decorated with bands of  a rare apple green enamel with gilded details and centered with gilded floral sprigs. From a service made for the Russell family of Nantucket who settled on the island in the early 18th century and  married amongst the island’s elite with Starbucks, Macys and Barnards to name a few. This rare green color must have been difficult to produce as it only seems to appear on export wares for a brief period in the early 19th century. Each measuring approximately 3″ tall. One in very good condition, the other with a small chip to the underside of the cover and restoration to the handle. Circa 1800-1810. $1,450.00 the pair.

Great Fitzhugh/Mifflin Cup & Saucer #4716

A very attractive Chinese export porcelain handled cup and saucer, made for the American market in the Brown Fitzhugh pattern and more specifically, from a service ordered for, and bearing the initials of, prominent Philadelphia China Trader, JAMES LARGE MIFFLIN, who was the grand nephew of Thomas Mifflin, first governor of Pennsylvania. Lovely quality and amazing, hand-painted and gilded detailing. Faint line to the cup, otherwise very good condition and a great form for any American market collector. Saucer 5 1/2″ in diameter.  Circa 1825. $1,450.00

 

Rare PAIR of American Eagle Teapots Sold

An extraordinary pair of of Chinese export porcelain teapots, made for the American market, decorated with a central spread eagle under a halo of gilded stars, surmounted by the monogram JMC. Made for John and Margaret Christian of Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania. The couple was married in 1808. The form of the teapot is after English silver and porcelain types of the period, and, the finely rendered grapevine border is most likely after English porcelain decoration of the time.  Very good condition. Circa 1810-1815.

American Market/Rhode Island Rogers Tea Wares #4926

A very fortuitous find to compliment our Nicholas Brown part tea set, this very fine grouping of Chinese export teawares for the American market bears the same double-heart decoration as the Nicholas Brown service, and with no wonder, as it was made for one of Nicholas’ early business partner John Rogers (1756-1810). Rogers was a sixth generation descendant of Thomas Rogers, a Mayflower passenger and signer of the Mayflower compact. The Rogers were amongst the earliest settlers in Rhode Island, arriving in Newport around 1638.  John Rogers was an original partner in the Providence firm of Brown, Rogers and Benson. This firm was the predecessor to Brown and Ives, a powerful banking and mercantile company originally built around the China Trade,  but transitioning to investment in American cotton spinning mills by the mid 19th century. John married Elizabeth Rodman Rogers, hence the initials on this set of JER. This service was undoubtedly ordered at the same time as the Nicholas and Anne Brown monogrammed service given the close business and social circles that connected the Brown and Rogers families. Very good condition. Old restoration to pitcher where the handle meets the top of the body, otherwise very good condition with bright enamels and gilding. Coffeepot SOLD. Pieces priced individually. Circa 1800.

American/ Philadelphia Market Teabowl & Saucer #4861

A very attractive Chinese export porcelain teabowl and saucer made for the American market, decorated with a central image rendered en grisaille of an expansive country house, possibly Rosewell, one of the great Philadelphia country estates of the time along the Schuykill River. This is encircled by a peach and sepia enameled Regency-style border with gilded highlights, most likely derived from English porcelain patterns of the time. The saucer 5 1/2″ in diameter, the teabowl 3 3/8″, both in very good condition. Circa 1800-1810.

Rare American Market Mt. Vernon Dish #4849

A very fine and rare Chinese export porcelain 7 1/4″ saucer dish made for the American market, decorated en grisaille with a central roundel depicting a view of George Washington’s Mt. Vernon, the rim edged with a gilded and grisaille grapevine border. From a service ordered by Captain Daniel Bacon, an early 19th century China trader and ship’s master from Boston and Barnstable, Massachusetts. The view of Mt. Vernon was taken from an engraving of the period, and the service was most likely a patriotic tribute to Washington after his death in 1799, part of a cult of mourning that swept the young Republic in the beginning of the 19th century. Very good condition; slight wear to the gilding. Circa 1810-1820.

 

American Market/ Philadelphia Coffee Can & Saucer #4794

A charming Chinese export porcelain coffee can and saucer made for the American Market with a Philadelphia connection.We know of several services with this specific sawtooth border and sepia roundel decoration featuring a fisherman in front of a house along a riverbank with Philadelphia family connections; this coffee can and saucer with a history of descent in the DuPont family. Good condition, circa 1800. $275.00