A CHINESE EXPORT INITIALED DINNER SERVICE
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A CHINESE EXPORT INITIALED DINNER SERVICE

JIAQING PERIOD, CIRCA 1810

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A CHINESE EXPORT INITIALED DINNER SERVICE
JIAQING PERIOD, CIRCA 1810
Enameled with scattered floral sprigs in famille rose colors within a gilt inner border, the main borders a rich coral red enhanced with gilt grapevine, comprising:
A soup tureen and cover, 14 in. (35 1/2 cm) long
A pair of lobed oval two-handled vegetable dishes, liners and covers, 8 1/2 x 13 in. (21 1/2 x 33 cm) (each)
A rectangular vegetable dish and cover, 13 in. (33 cm) wide
A pair of rectangular vegetable dishes and covers, 9 1/2 in. (24 cm) wide (each)
A square bowl, 9 1/2 in. (24 cm) diameter
Three circular shallow bowls, 9 1/2 in. (24 cm) diameter (each)
Six circular shallow bowls, 8 1/4 in. (21 cm) diameter (each)
A mazarine platter and strainer, 16 in. (41 cm) long
An oval well-and-tree platter, 17 3/8 in. (44 cm) length
An oval platter, 15 1/2 in. (39 1/3 cm) long
A pair of oval platters, 14 3/8 in. (36 1/2 cm) long (each)
A pair of oval platters, 13 1/4 in. (33 1/2 cm) long (each)
A pair of oval platters, 11 7/8 in. (30 cm) long (each)
A pair of oval platters, 10 3/4 in. (27 1/3 cm) long (each)
A sauce tureen, cover and stand, 7 3/8 in. (20 cm) wide
A pair of sauceboats and stands, 7 3/8 in. (20 cm) wide (each)
A large oval basket, 10 1/2 in. (26 3/4 cm) long
A pair of oval baskets and stands, 9 in. (22 3/4 cm) long (each)
A pair of smaller oval baskets and stands, 7 1/4 in. (18 1/2 cm) long (each)
A square tray, 10 in. (25 1/2 cm) diameter
Twelve hot water dishes, 11 in. (28 cm) wide (handle to handle) (each)
A pair of oval salts, 2 3/4 x 3 3/4 in. (7 x 9 1/2 cm) (each)
Ten custard cups and eleven covers, 3 1/2 in. (9 cm) high
Thirty dinner plates, 9 7/8 in. (25 cm) diameter (each)
Sixteen soup plates, 9 3/4 in. (24 3/4 cm) diameter (each)
Twelve side plates, 7 1/2 in. (19 cm) diameter (each)
Ten butter plates, 6 1/4 in. (15 2/3 cm) diameter (each)

Together with modern Vista Alegre pieces:
Fourteen soup plates, 9 1/2 in. (24 1/2 cm.) diameter (each)
Twenty-seven dinner plates, 10 in. (25 cm.) diameter (each)
Fifteen side plates, 7 5/8 in. (19 1/3 cm) diameter (each)
Fifteen crescent-shape plates, 8 1/8 in. (20 1/2 cm) wide (each)
Fourteen cream soup bowls and stands, 6 1/2 in. (16 1/2 cm.) wide (each)
Twenty-nine butter plates, 6 1/4 in. (15 2/3 cm) diameter (each)
Provenance
With Mrs. E. Dundas, Portugal.
With J. Rochelle Thomas, London, October 1930.
With Abby Aldrich Rockefeller, New York, 1930-48.
Estate of Abby Aldrich Rockefeller, acquired February 1958.
Reproduction pieces: acquired from Vista Alegre, Lisbon, March 1961.
Literature
D. Fennimore et al., The David and Peggy Rockefeller Collection: Decorative Arts, New York, 1992, vol. IV, p. 221, no. 233.
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