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A PARIS CUSTARD-YELLOW GROUND PART DINNER AND DESSERT SERVICE
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A PARIS CUSTARD-YELLOW GROUND PART DINNER AND DESSERT SERVICE

CIRCA 1835

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A PARIS CUSTARD-YELLOW GROUND PART DINNER AND DESSERT SERVICE
CIRCA 1835
The border reserved and painted en grisaille with flower sprigs within gilt lines, comprising:
Two circular platters
Two oblong octagonal sauce-tureens and covers on fixed stands
One circular butter-tub and cover on fixed stand
Twenty circular pots-à-jus or custard-cups and covers
Thirty dinner plates
Twenty small soup plates
Two fruit coolers, covers and one liner
Two pierced fruit baskets on footed socles
Two 4-tiered cake stands
Four scallop-shell dishes
One faceted footed bowl
Two circular sauce-tureens and covers on fixed paw-footed stands
Twenty cake plates
Twenty teacups and saucers (176)
Provenance
Mahlon Dickerson, 'Ferromonte', near Succasunna, New Jersey.
Sale Room Notice
The service also includes two footed compotes and two slightly deeper footed compotes, visible in the catalogue illustration, their diameters commensurate with that of the plates.

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Born in 1770, Mahlon Dickerson served as governor of New Jersey 1815-1817. He subsequently represented New Jersey in the Senate and served as Secretary of the Navy under Presidents Andrew Jackson and Martin Van Buren. The present service is documented as having been used by Dickerson when he entertained President Martin van Buren (president 1837-1841) and the rest of his cabinet at Dickerson's home, 'Ferromonte', near Succasunna, New Jersey.

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