A 'CANTON FAMILLE ROSE' DINNER SERVICE
First quarter 19th century
Each piece enamelled with a still-life of fruits and flowers showing gourds, ears of corn, radishes, blue daisies, pinks, zinnias and roses, butterflies hovering above, all within Gothic style borders of leafy scrollwork in blue enamel and gilt, comprising:
An oval soup tureen, cover and stand, 14 5/8in. (37.1cm.) wide
A pair of oval sauce tureens, covers and stands, 8in. (20.3cm.) wide
Four rectangular vegetable tureens and covers, 9in. (22.9cm.) wide
A square bowl, 9½in. (24.2cm.) wide
A large oval platter, 17in. (43.2cm.) wide
A large oval well-and-tree platter, 16in. (40.6cm.) wide
An oval platter, 15in. (38.1cm.) wide
A pair of oval platters, 13in. (33cm.) wide
A pair of 11½in. (29.2cm.) wide
22 dinner plates, 10in. (25.4cm.) diam.
23 soup plates, 10in. (25.4cm.) diam.
24 side plates, 8in. (20.2cm.) diam.
18 butter plates, 6¼in. (15.8cm.) diam. (105)