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A CHINESE EXPORT PORCELAIN FAMILLE ROSE INITIALED PART DINNER SERVICE
THE LINDBERGH DINNER SERVICES (LOTS 394 AND 414)
A CHINESE EXPORT PORCELAIN FAMILLE ROSE INITIALED PART DINNER SERVICE

CIRCA 1785

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A CHINESE EXPORT PORCELAIN FAMILLE ROSE INITIALED PART DINNER SERVICE
CIRCA 1785
Each piece finely enameled with the initials WP within flower-entwined bamboo borders, comprising:
A soup tureen, cover and stand, 8 in. (22.8 cm.) high, overall
A pair of vegetable dishes and covers, 14 1/8 in. (35.8 cm.) wide
A pair of smaller vegetable dishes and covers, 12 3/8 in. (31.5 cm.) wide
Two sauce tureens, covers and stands, 4½ in. (11.4 cm.) high, overall
A pair of sauce boats, 8½ in. (21.6 cm.) wide
A mazarine platter and strainer, 16 in. (40.6 cm.) wide
A pair of platters, 18 in. (45.6 cm.) wide
Five graduated platters: a single 16 5/8 in. (42.2 cm.) wide; a single 14¾ in. (37.5 cm.) wide; a single 13 in. (33 cm.) wide; a single 11½ in. (29.2 cm.) wide; a single 10 1/8 in. (25.7 cm.) wide
Nine soup plates, 9 1/8 in. (23.2 cm.) wide
Fifteen dinner plates, 9 in. (22.8 cm.) wide
Together with:
Six soup plates from a very similar initialed service, 8 7/8 in. (22.5 cm.) wide
A mid-19th century French replacement dinner plate, 8¾ in. (22.3 cm.) wide (52)
Provenance
The collection of Charles and Anne Lindbergh, Englewood, New Jersey.
By descent to the present owner.

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Charles Lindbergh, the famed aviator who completed the first solo nonstop flight between New York and Paris in May 1927, and his wife, Anne Morrow Lindbergh, renowned author and aviatrix, met in Mexico City soon after his landmark flight, introduced by Anne's father, Dwight Morrow, United States ambassador to Mexico and later a US Senator representing New Jersey. The 23-year old Smith graduate and the world famous aviator were married in New Jersey two years later; by family tradition both this service and the initialed service, lot 394, were wedding presents to the young couple.

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