A very rare example of Chinese export for the American Southern market, this beautifully rendered Sepia Fitzhugh pot de creme bears the arms of Gabriel Henry Manigault of Charleston, South Carolina, ordered by his brother, Charles Izard Manigault, while he was in the Far East 1817-1823. See Schiffer, China for America, page 56.
A great Chinese export porcelain saucer dish made for the American Market with New Hampshire connections. From a service made for John A. Colby of Concord, New Hampshire, and bearing his initials, the central oval depicts the emblem of New Hampshire as adopted by the State Legislature in 1785; it depicts an unmasted ship upon its stocks in a shipyard, a rising sun on the horizon-all alluding to the growing prosperity and bright future of the Granite State in the new nation. Measuring 8″ in diameter, and although in restored condition, it would nevertheless be a rare and welcome addition to any American Market collection as only 53 pieces were made and examples are in the Winterthur Collection. See Schiffer, China for America, p 43. Circa 1790.
Chinese Export plate from one of the most beautiful American Market services; these 9″ plates bear the gilded cipher for Dewitt and Maria Clinton with in a border of the “Eight Immortals”, surrounding a brightly enameled riverscape. Clinton was governor of New York and championed the building of the Erie Canal. Circa 1796 – 1810.
American Market Plate
A very rare American Eagle – decorated 8″ plate from the Carrington service, in fine condition and beautifully painted with a grape vane border. From a tea and coffee service made for Edward Carrington of Providence, R.I., and extremely successful China Trade merchant and American Consul to Canton from 1802 to 1810. His house still stands in Providence.
Plates from the DeWitt Clinton Service
From one of the most striking services made for the American market, these 10″ plates are richly enameled with river scenes within borders of floating Immortals. From a service made for DeWitt Clinton the New York governor who over saw the opening of the Erie Canal. Excellent condition. Circa 1796. See a Christies’ lot with provenance.
American Market Part Dinner Service
A very fine example of Chinese Export porcelain made for the American Market, this part service decorated in overglaze blue and gilding bearing a swagged shield with the initials ‘JMW’ for James Watson (1750-1806). A Yale graduate, a second Lieutenant in the Revolutionary War, Watson went on to become a very wealthy New York merchant and Senator. Examples of this service reside at the New York Historical Society. Butter tub and saucer tureen available. Very good condition; pieces priced individually. Circa 1800.
Pair of Spooner Family Soup Plates
From a service made for Capt. Daniel Nicholson Spooner (June 18,1819 – August 28), a partner in the extremely successful China rading concern of Russell and Company in Boston between 1843-1845 and 1852-1857. The Spooner family has new England roots that date back to the 17th century; the Spooner house still stands in Plymouth, MA and is part of the Plymouth Antiquarian Society.