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A CHINESE EXPORT FAMILLE ROSE PORCELAIN DINNER SERVICE
A CHINESE EXPORT FAMILLE ROSE PORCELAIN DINNER SERVICE
A CHINESE EXPORT FAMILLE ROSE PORCELAIN DINNER SERVICE
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THE BERNICE CHRYSLER GARBISCH BOTANICAL DINNER SERVICEProperty from a Private Collection, New York City
A CHINESE EXPORT FAMILLE ROSE PORCELAIN DINNER SERVICE

QIANLONG PERIOD (1736-95)

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A CHINESE EXPORT FAMILLE ROSE PORCELAIN DINNER SERVICE
Qianlong Period (1736-95)
Each piece enameled with scattered specimens of spring flowers in European style including pink tulips, on the rims insects and caterpillars, comprising:
A soup tureen, cover and stand, 14 3/4 in. (37.5 cm.) wide
A medium tureen, cover and stand, 11 3/8 in. (28.9 cm.) wide
A medium tureen and cover, 10 7/8 in. (27.5 cm.) wide
A large mazarine platter and strainer, 18 in. (45.7 cm.) wide
Four pairs of platters: 17 1/2 in. (44.5 cm.), 16 1/8 in. (41 cm.), 14 5/8 in. (37.1 cm.) and 12 3/4 in. (32.4 cm.) wide
Ten chargers: one 16 in. (40.6 cm.), one 14 5/8 in. (37.1 cm.), and eight 12 in. (30.6 cm.) diameter
An oval deep dish, 12 1/4 in. (31.1 cm.) wide
Three circular baskets: a pair with stands, 9 5/8 in. (24.5 cm.), and a small single, 5 5/8 in. (14.3 cm.) diameter
13 saucer dishes: a pair 11 3/8 in. (28.9 cm.), three 9 ¼ in. (23.5 cm.), five 8 1/8 in. (20.6 cm.) and three 7 1/8 in. (18.1 cm.) diameter
A pair of sauceboats and four stands, 11 1/8 in. (28.3 cm.) long
A pair of footed salts with liners, 3 1/8 in. (7.9 cm.) wide
An oval butter tub and cover, 4 3/8 in. (11.1 cm.) wide
A round jam pot and cover, 3 3/4 in. (9.5 cm.) diameter
15 large plates, 10 1/4 in. (26 cm.) diameter
25 plates, 9 1/4 in. (23.4 cm.) diameter
20 soup plates, 9 1/8 in. (23.1 cm.) diameter
Provenance
Acquired by Mrs. Garbisch from Philip Suval, New York.
The estate of Bernice Chrysler Garbisch, Part II, sold Sotheby’s New York, 22-23 May 1980, at Pokety Farms, Maryland.
Acquired at the sale by a private American collector.

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BERNICE CHRYSLER GARBISCH
Bernice Chrysler Garbisch and her sister Thelma Chrysler Foy were daughters of Walter Chrysler, founder of the automobile company. In the 1920s the family traveled regularly to Europe where Walter acquired tapestries, sculpture and paintings, and even to the Far East for Chinese porcelains. As married women both sisters became serious collectors themselves, hanging Picasso and Impressionist works above 18th century French furniture in chic city interiors designed by Robert Samuels of French & Co., Thelma at 740 Park and Bernice at the Carlyle.
Thelma died tragically young, and her collection was sold in May 1959 by Parke-Bernet Galleries in a landmark, two-part auction. Bernice went on to build with her husband, Colonel Edgar Garbisch, significant collections of European and Chinese export ceramics in addition to her paintings and furniture. In 1979 Bernice and the Colonel died within hours of each other, and her collection, too, became a two-part auction. Her Picasso, Saltimbanque with Folded Arms, fetched a then-record $3 million. Part Two was held at the couple's Pokety Farms on the Eastern Shore of Maryland - the last great 'on the premises' sale held by a major auction house. Altogether, the Garbisch Collection totaled $20,318,610 - second for any global auction only to the Robert von Hirsch sale, which had totaled $34 million two years earlier.

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