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A CHINESE EXPORT FAMILLE ROSE PORCELAIN DINNER SERVICE
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A CHINESE EXPORT FAMILLE ROSE PORCELAIN DINNER SERVICE

QIANLONG PERIOD, CIRCA 1770

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A CHINESE EXPORT FAMILLE ROSE PORCELAIN DINNER SERVICE
QIANLONG PERIOD, CIRCA 1770
Enameled in a vibrant famille rose palette with pink cabbage roses and smaller blooms amidst partially unrolled scrolls patterned in grisaille and iron-red, comprising:

A pair of soup tureens, covers and stands, 14 5/8 in. (37.2 cm.) wide
A pair of sauce tureens, covers and stands, 7 ¾ in. (19.2 cm.) wide
A pair of leaf-shaped sauceboats, 8 ¼ in. (21 cm.) long
A very large octagonal platter, 18 in. (45.7 cm.) wide
A large octagonal platter, 16 ½ in. (41.9 cm.) wide
A pair of octagonal platters, 14 ½ in. (36.8 cm.) wide
An octagonal platter, 13 ¼ in. (33.7 cm.) wide
A pair of octagonal platters, 11 5/8 in. (29.5 cm.) wide
A set of three small octagonal platters, 10 ¼ in. (26 cm.) wide
Forty-nine dinner plates, 9 ¼ in. (23.5 cm.) diameter
Twenty-two soup plates, 8 ¾ in. (22.2 cm.) diameter
Six butter plates, 6 ½ in. (16.5 cm.) diameter
A pair of pudding dishes, 6 ½ in. (16.5 cm.) diameter
Provenance
Acquired from J. Rochelle Thomas, London, September 1951 (all but the small plates).
Acquired from James Robinson, New York, December 1956 (small plates).
Literature
D. Fennimore et al., The David and Peggy Rockefeller Collection: Decorative Arts, New York, 1992, vol. IV, p. 227, no. 238.
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Lot Essay

"Peggy and I have always enjoyed Chinese Export porcelain, which was well represented in the collections both of Aunt Lucy and Mother. in 1951, when we went together to London and stopped in at J. Rochelle Thomas, we had almost no Export porcelain of our own. We were delighted to find this beautiful dinner service, which we bought without hesitation." -D.R.

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