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(110)A Chinese Imari dinner service
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(110)A Chinese Imari dinner service


(110)A Chinese Imari dinner service
18th Century
Each painted in underglaze-blue, iron-red and gilt with a baluster vase of chrysanthemum and peony with leafy foliage on a wooden floor, the wide border with three shaped panels enclosing a buddhist lion, a butterfly hovering above flowering plants and a pair of birds perched in a prunus tree, all reserved on a cobalt blue ground enriched in gilt with stylised peony and foliage, comprising:
A pair of oval tureens and covers, 24.8 cm. wide (one broken)
A pair of smaller oval tureens and covers, 20.5 cm. wide (one handle broken)
Four deep oval stands, 35 cm. wide
A large oval serving dish, 45 cm. wide
Six large oval serving dishes, 41 cm. wide
Five oval serving dishes, 37.5 cm. wide
A pair of fish-dishes and strainers, 46.5 cm. wide (one strainer broken)
A pair of leaf-shaped sauce-boats, 15.4 cm. wide
A pair of strawberry dishes, 22 cm. diam.
A pair of saucer dishes, 23.4 cm. diam.
Forty-seven dinner plates, 23.4 cm. diam.
Eighteen soup-plates, 23 cm. diam.
One bowl, cover missing, 10.5 cm. diam.
A salt lining, 8 cm. wide;
and a group of associated Japanese Imari ware, comprising a shaving basin, 26.8 cm. diam.; an octagonal dish, 22.2 cm. diam. (rim chip); two saucers, 15.5 cm. diam.; and eleven cups and six covers, (some damges) (110)
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Similar dinner services were sold in our New York Rooms, 22 January 2002, lot 159; and 23 January 2002, lot 49.

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