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    Sale 1957

    Chinese Export Art

    23 January 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 176

    A PAIR OF AMERICAN MARKET INITIALLED PLANTERS AND STANDS

    CIRCA 1790

    Price Realised  

    A PAIR OF AMERICAN MARKET INITIALLED PLANTERS AND STANDS
    CIRCA 1790
    Richly enamelled in blue with touches of green, iron-red and sepia with a feather pattern, a floral band below repeated on the rims and on the stands, twice on each pot the gilt script monogram EAH
    6 5/8 in. (17.2 cm.) diameter (4)


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    By family tradition these planters were made for Ebenezer Hazard of Philadelphia (1744-1817), one of America's first Postmasters General (1782-1789) succeeding Benjamin Franklin and his son-in-law. He married Abigail Arthur (the monogram for Ebenezer and Abigail Hazard) and they made homes in New York and later Philadelphia; he became a noted historian of the young republic. One planter bears an old paper label inscribed Hazard in sepia ink.