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Chinese School, circa 1875
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Chinese School, circa 1875

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Details
Chinese School, circa 1875
E Pluribus Unum
a carved and painted wood plaque
oval
12 ½ x 15 ½in. (31.8 x 39.3cm.)
Provenance
with Hyland Granby Antiques, Hyannis Port, Massachusetts, 1996.
Literature
C.L. Crossman, The Decorative Arts of the China Trade, 1991, pp.302, 312, pl.109.
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Lot Essay

There are similar 'Eagle plaques' in the collection of the Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, and see also Sotheby’s, New York, 23 June 1993, lot 376.

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