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A LARGE CHINESE EXPORT 'TOBACCO LEAF' ASSEMBLED DINNER SERVICE
A LARGE CHINESE EXPORT 'TOBACCO LEAF' ASSEMBLED DINNER SERVICE
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A LARGE CHINESE EXPORT 'TOBACCO LEAF' ASSEMBLED DINNER SERVICE

QIANLONG PERIOD, CIRCA 1775

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A LARGE CHINESE EXPORT 'TOBACCO LEAF' ASSEMBLED DINNER SERVICE
QIANLONG PERIOD, CIRCA 1775
Richly enameled in the classic pattern showing bright pink hibiscus and small blossoms against large, colorful overlapping leaves, all in famille rose enamels and underglaze blue with gilt highlights, the tureen knops flower buds, comprising:

A very large soup tureen, cover and stand, 15 3/8 in. (39.3 cm.) wide
A large pair of soup tureens, covers and stands, 15 in. (38.1 cm.) wide
A pair of tureens and covers, 12 in. (30.5 cm.) wide
A sauce tureen, cover and stand, 8 1/8 in. (21 cm.) wide
A pair of sauce tureens and covers, 7 ½ in. (19.1 cm.) wide
A large pair of rectangular galleried trays, 14 1/8 in. (35.8 cm.) wide
A very large oblong platter, 18 ¼ in. (46.4 cm.) wide
A large oblong platter, 16 ¾ in. (42.5 cm.)
A pair of oblong platters, 12 ¼ in. (31.1 cm.) wide
A pair of oblong platters, 11 in. (28 cm.) wide
Four leaf-shaped sauceboats and stands, 8 ¼ in. (21 cm.) long
A pair of leaf-shaped dishes with birds and tree shrews, 8 ¼ in. (21 cm.) long
A pair of eggplant tureens, covers and stands, 9 in. (22.9 cm.) wide
A pomegranate tureen, cover and stand, 10 in. (25.4 cm.) diameter
A pair of beaker vases, 9 ¼ in. (23.5 cm.) high
A pair of baluster vases and covers, 8 ½ in. (21.5 cm.) high
A pair of mugs, 6 in. (15.2 cm.) high
A teapot and cover, 6 1/8 in. (15.5 cm.) high
Four rectangular tea caddies and covers (one cover associated), 5 ¼ in. (13.3 cm.) high
Two graduated saucer dishes, 11 and 9 ¾ in. (27.9 and 24.7 cm.) diameter
Fifty-eight dinner plates, 8 ¾ - 9 1/8 in. (22.2 - 23.3 cm.) diameter
Twenty-four soup plates, 8 ¾ in. (22.2 cm.) diameter
Eight pudding dishes, 6 ½ in. (16.5 cm.) diameter
Fifteen butter plates, 6 ½ in. (16.5 cm.) diameter
A saucer, 5 ½ in. (14 cm.) diameter
Eight salts, 4 in. (10.2 cm.) diameter
Provenance
With Arthur S. Vernay, London (part); acquired 1953.
With John D. Rockefeller, Jr., 1953-60 (part).
With Martha Baird Rockefeller, 1960-71 (part).
With Antique Porcelain Company (part).
With J. Rochelle Thomas, New York (part), acquired 1971.
Nelson A. Rockefeller, 1964-78 (part).
Laurance Rockefeller, 1978-90 (part).
Acquired from Laurance Rockefeller, October 1990 (part).
Literature
D. Fennimore et al., The David and Peggy Rockefeller Collection: Decorative Arts, New York, 1992, vol. IV, p. 231, no. 240.
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