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American Market Carrington Plates #s 6012, 6013 SOLD

Two very fine examples of Chinese export porcelain made for the American market with a direct association to one of the most prominent early New England China Traders. These plates are from a service made for Edward Carrington of Providence, Rhode Island (1775-1843). He was a hugely successful China Trade merchant, shipping magnate, and one time Consul to Canton from 1802-1810. His luxurious home still stands in Providence today, a testament to his status and wealth. Each plate measures 7 1/2″ in diameter and is centered with a patriotic American eagle with a halo of stars, the border elaborately decorated in a sepia and raspberry grapevine pattern. Illustrated in Schiffer’s China for America, page 128. One plate with very minor rim flakes and a small line to the reverse rim sealed, otherwise fine condition. Circa 1805.  Priced individually.

American Market Thomson 14 3/4″ Platter #6055 SOLD

Another piece we have at present from a fine sepia Fitzhugh service made for the American market with a Philadelphia connection,  centered with the monogram for Richard Renshaw Thomson of Philadelphia, son of a prominent China trader and a one time American consul to Canton, this 14 3/4″ platter is in good condition and dates to circa 1820.  $2000.

American Market Thomson 15 3/4″Platter #6055

A piece from a fine group of Chinese export porcelain we have at present from a service made for Richard Renshaw Thomson of Philadelphia, son of a prominent China trading family and one time American Consul to Canton. Beautifully rendered sepia Fitzhugh, centered with Thomson’s monogram. Good condition with only slight stacking wear. Circa 1820.     $2000.

American Market Reticulated Basket #5095 Sold

A beautiful example of the Sepia Fitzhugh pattern, this fine reticulated basket and stand were made for the American market, centered with the monogram RF from a service made for Rodney Fisher of Philadelphia (1798-1863). Fisher served as unofficial United States consul in Canton from 1825-1827, returned home, and later made a second trip to China living in the hongs of Canton. The basket measuring 10 1/2″ long x 9″ wide. The basket with one handle restored, otherwise basket and stand are in very good condition. Fisher is discussed on page 185 of Philadelphia and the China Trade. Circa 1820-25.


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 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.

Rare Mt. Vernon 6″ Plate #7015 asold

A charming and rare Chinese export porcelain 6″ plate made for the American market centered with a sepia painted view of George Washington’s Mt. Vernon encircled within a simple vine and berry border against a peach colored ground. The scene most likely taken from a watercolor painting of the period which was later turned into an engraving by Samuel Seymour in 1803. All part of a cult of mourning and patriotic remembrance after Washington’s death in 1799. Discussed in Schiffer’s China for America, page 168. With a small chip and  1″ line to the reverse restored, otherwise in very good condition with a great image. Ex-Elinor Gordon collection.


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.


Kangxi Famille Verte Oval Dish #4922 SOLD

Just a spectacular piece, both in form and decoration, this Chinese export porcelain footed, handled, oval serving dish is covered in a profusion of flora and fauna, all rendered in the famille verte palette. Raised upon small shaped feet, the handled dish is centered at the bottom with an exuberant image of “The Three Friends of Winter”, pine, prunus, and bamboo, symbols of resilience and steadfastness as the pine remains “ever” green, the bamboo bends with the wind, and the prunus is one of the first plants to flower in the early Spring. The masterful decoration continues on the sides, both inside and out, with beautiful vignettes of exotic birds amongst flowering branches of peony, prunus and lotus, the interior rimmed with a border of further flowers against reserves of butterflies. Measuring 3 3/4″ tall 8″ wide x 13″ long. Some restoration to one handle, otherwise very good condition. Ex-Chait Collection. Citca 1700-1720.