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    Sale 1957

    Chinese Export Art

    23 January 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 177

    AN AMERICAN MARKET INITIALLED SAUCER DISH

    LATE 18TH/EARLY 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    AN AMERICAN MARKET INITIALLED SAUCER DISH
    LATE 18TH/EARLY 19TH CENTURY
    Finely enamelled in the center with a neoclassical shield mongrammed GC, the rim with border of fruiting grapevine, all in blue enamel and gilt
    9½ in. (24.1 cm.) diameter


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    The Crowninshields were a founding family of the lucrative China trade out of Salem, Mass., lending their name to one of the town's prominent wharves. George Crowninshield, Jr. is most famed for building Cleopatra's Barge, the first yacht to cross the Atlantic. See J. Mudge, Chinese Export Porcelain, p. 105.