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A RARE 'PORCELAIN PRODUCTION' PLATTER CIRCA 1785 Painted with an idealized view of a porcelain factory compound showing rows of pots drying in a courtyard while small figures carry clay and other pots, potters can be seen working on various vessels while in the distance a smoking kiln is visible 10¼ in. (26.7 cm.) wide

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This pattern is the ceramic equivalent of the pictorial representations of porcelain and tea production that were made for Westerners beginning in the second half of the 18th century. A pair of salts from the service were sold at Christie's King Street, 16 November 1999, lot 370.

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