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.
Lot of Reticulated Rouge de Fer
Chinese porcelain finely decorated in england after a pattern found on Japanese Imari wares and later used by Derby. Originally an armorial service made for Graham and then over painted in England – “Chinese Armorial Porcelain”: Pg. 666. For further discussion see “Ling Long” By Welsh.
Treasures of Chinese Export Ceramics at the Peabody Essex Museum By William Sargent
A long-awaited book surveying the extraordinary collection at the PEM of Chinese Export porcelain. Former curator William Sargent carefully plots the history of many exceptional pieces. A must have for every Asian Art collector.