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Pair of Chinese Imari Teapots #4185 SOLD

A rare pair of Chinese Imari octagonal form teapots, most likely after an early 18th century silver form.  Measuring 5″ tall and 6″ handle to spout.  In very good condition, always great to have a matched pair, dating to circa 1720.

Maitland Dinner Service #4208 SOLD

Maitland Dinner Service

A fine Chinese Export porcelain armorial dinner service made for the English market.  Bearing the Arms of Maitland, 8th Earl of Lauderdale (1759-1839), a noted statesman and politician and very controversial social and political critic of his time.  He criticized the clergy, condemned slavery and was an ardent supporter of the French Revolution.  Motto translates to “Wisdom and Courage”.

Each piece of this service is decorated with the Maitland coat of arms with an underglaze blue and gilded Nanking-style spear head border.  Circa 1790.  See Howards Chinese Armorial Porcelain, Vol II p.563.

Service Comprises:

  • One 12″ covered strap handled soup tureen and undertrays
  • Pair of 7 -1/2″ covered strap-handled sauce tureens and understrays
  • Pair of 16″ octagonal rectangular platters
  • Pair of 10-1/2″ shaped covered serving dishes with ring handled covers
  • Pair of 7-1/2″ scalloped edge sauce boats with leaf-shaped undertrays
  • Pair of Trencher salts
  • One 17″ octagonal rectangular platter (restored)
  • Four 6″ octagonal berry dishes
  • Twelve 9-1/2″ octagonal dinner plates
  • Ten 9-1/2″ octagonal soup plates

Note: not all plates and soups pictured.

#4208

Individual Items From Maitland Service SOLD

Individual Pieces of the Maitland Service.

A fine Chinese Export porcelain armorial dinner service made for the English market.  Bearing the Arms of Maitland, 8th Earl of Lauderdale (1759-1839), a noted statesman and politician and very controversial social and political critic of his time.  He criticized the clergy, condemned slavery and was an ardent supporter of the French Revolution. Motto translates to “Wisdom and Courage”.

Each piece of this service is decorated with the Maitland coat of arms with an underglaze blue and gilded Nanking-style spear head border.  Circa 1790. See Howards Chinese Armorial Porcelain, Vol II p.563.

  • Plates
  • Soups
  • Barrel Tea Pot
  • Covered Sugar
  • Two Gravy Boats and Undertrays
  • Covered Vegetable Dish
  • Large Saucer Dishes
Fine New York Cups and Saucers #4210 ONE REMAINING

Arms of New York Cups and Saucers

Fine tea bowls and saucers with the arms of the state of New York depicting Justice and Liberty and the shield of the new country. There were several versions of this pattern ordered, but these are the best examples for the quality of painting and execution of the design.  They hail from the Helena Woolworth McCann Collection. See D. S. Howard, New York and the China Trade where similar examples are illustrated. Circa 1790.

Sepia Mandarin Salad Plates #4219 SOLD

Pair of Sepia Mandarin Plates

From a special order Chinese Export dinner service, these handsome soup plates are fascinating in their detail and color palette.  The central Mandarin scenes are all different, highly detailed, and rendered in sepia.  They reside within a complex border design of alternating panels depicting richly enameled dragons, Chinese peasants in a landscape, Mandarin ducks and sepia river views.  These fine pieces date to circa 1820.  Other examples of this extraordinary service are also available.

#4219

Wanli Blue and White Plate #4215 SOLD

A fine early Chinese Export Wanli/Transitional Period plate decorated with underglaze blue, the center with a peony, “the queen of the flowers”, the cavetto with double coins and the rim with a meandering vine border.  Measuring 8″ in diameter, Ex CrosbyForbes Collection, circa 1620-40.

#4215