FitzHugh Platter #3689

Fitzhugh Platter

from the service made for Edward and Ann Renshaw Thomson with initials EAT a leading merchant in the Philadelphia China Trade. See Philadelphia and the China Trade pg. 152

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American Watson Service #3889

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.

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Spooner Soups #4074

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.

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Lot of Rouge De Fer #2350

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.

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Bird & Butterfly Fish Dish #3732

A great form! Beautifully elongated Chinese export fish serving dish with its original mazzarene  decorated in the “Bird and Butterfly” pattern with gilded highlights. Late 19th century very good condition, 19″ x 10″.

 

Treasures of Chinese Ceramics by Sargent #4020

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.

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