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A CHINESE EXPORT 'ROCKEFELLER PATTERN' ASSEMBLED DINNER SERVICE
A CHINESE EXPORT 'ROCKEFELLER PATTERN' ASSEMBLED DINNER SERVICE
A CHINESE EXPORT 'ROCKEFELLER PATTERN' ASSEMBLED DINNER SERVICE
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A CHINESE EXPORT 'ROCKEFELLER PATTERN' ASSEMBLED DINNER SERVICE

JIAQING PERIOD, CIRCA 1805

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A CHINESE EXPORT 'ROCKEFELLER PATTERN' ASSEMBLED DINNER SERVICE
JIAQING PERIOD, CIRCA 1805
Each piece brightly enameled in famille rose colors with a different, finely detailed Chinese figure scene set in garden or landscape, the large scenes contained within inner borders of sepia diaper pattern and outer borders of richly gilt scrollwork, both borders inset with cartouches in sepia and iron-red, comprising:

Two fruit coolers, covers and liners, 10 3/8 in. (26.3 cm.) high
A pair of sauce tureens, covers and stands, 7 7/8 in. (20 cm.) wide
A pair of diamond-shaped footed centerpieces, 12 in. (30.5 cm.) wide
A large oval basket and stand, 9 1/8 in. (23.2 cm.) wide
A pair of oval baskets and stands, 8 ¼ in. (21 cm.) wide
An oval tureen liner and cover, 11 ¼ in. (28.5 cm.) wide
An ecuelle, cover and stand, 7 ¾ in. (19.7 cm.) diameter
Three shaped square dishes, 9 ¼ in. (23.5 cm.) diameter
A lozenge-shaped dish, 10 5/8 in. (27 cm.) wide
A pair of lozenge-shaped dishes, 9 ¾ in. (24.8 cm.) wide
A pair of saucer dishes, 11 in. (27.9 cm.) diameter
A scalloped saucer dish, 9 ¾ in. (24.8 cm.) diameter
A pair of reticulated saucer dishes, 9 ½ in. (24.1 cm.) diameter
A saucer dish, 7 7/8 in. (20 cm.) diameter
Seventeen dinner plates, 9 ¾ in. and 9 3/8 in. (24.7 cm. and 23.8 cm.) diameter
Twenty-five small soup plates, 7 7/8 in. (20 cm.) diameter
Twenty-eight side plates (one with botanical center), 7 5/8 in. (19.3 cm.) diameter
Ten related coffee cups with botanical decoration
Five saucers with round rims, en suite, 5 ½ in. (14 cm.) diameter
Three saucers with scalloped rims, en suite, 5 ½ in. (14 cm.) diameter

Provenance
7 pieces, covers and stands:
Estate of Lucy Truman Aldrich, Providence, Rhode Island, acquired 1955.
20 pieces, covers and stands:
Acquired from Alexandre Popoff, Paris, July 1956.
58 pieces:
With J. Rochelle Thomas, London.
With John D. Rockefeller Jr., New York, 1927-60.
Estate of John D. Rockefeller Jr., acquired May 1963.
62 pieces:
With American Art Association, Brummer Gallery, New York.
With J.A. Lloyd Hyde, New York.
With John D. Rockefeller Jr., New York, 1932-60.
Estate of John D. Rockefeller Jr., acquired May 1963.
13 pieces:
Yamanaka, New York.
John D. Rockefeller Jr., New York.
Estate of John D. Rockefeller Jr., acquired May 1963.
8 pieces:
Acquired from Morton’s Auction and Exchange, New Orleans, February 1982, lots 925-29.
Literature
D. Fennimore et al., The David and Peggy Rockefeller Collection: Decorative Arts, New York, 1992, vol. IV, pp. 233-234, no. 241.
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