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    Sale 1957

    Chinese Export Art

    23 January 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 184

    A RARE AMERICAN MARKET 'SAMPLE' CUP AND SAUCER

    CIRCA 1805

    Price Realised  

    A RARE AMERICAN MARKET 'SAMPLE' CUP AND SAUCER
    CIRCA 1805
    The rim of each piece enamelled with four different sample borders in colors and gilt enclosing the gilt monogram AT or AJ
    5¼ in. (13.3 cm.) diameter (2)


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    From a curious service of unknown origin, seemingly made to demonstrate sample patterns, but, paradoxically, also monogrammed, apparently for a particular individual. The borders represent neoclassical styles in fashion at the turn of the 18th century. For a thorough discussion see A.E. Lange, Chinese Export Art at Historic Deerfield, pp. 237-8.