21 January 2003
A DAVENPORT BLUE TRANSFER-PRINTED PART DINNER SERVICE
1815-1820, impressed Davenport and anchor mark, various impressed numerals
Printed in the 'Mosque and Fishermen' pattern, the border in the 'Thorny Rose' pattern, the handles and finials as Prince of Wales feathers, comprising:
A rectangular soup tureen and cover, 13 7/8in. (35.3cm.) long overall
Two rectangular vegetable dishes and one cover, 9 5/8in. (24.4cm.) long
An oblong octagonal platter, 16 5/8in. (42.3cm.) long
Two oblong octangonal platters, 14 5/8in. (37.1cm.) long
Five soup plates, 9½in. (24.2cm.) diam.
Five side plates, 6¼in. (15.9cm.) diam.
Fourteen dinner plates, 9¾in. (24.7cm.) diam.
Nine dessert plates, 8 1/8in. (20.6cm.) diam.
An Adams ironstone gadrooned oval platter, late 19th century, blue printed crowned garter mark, printed in the 'Castle Scenery' pattern with horses and a donkey in a pasture, a manor in the background, 14½in. (36.9cm.) long (42)
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See Terence A. Lockett and Geoffrey A. Godden, Davenport China, Earthenware & Glass 1794-1887, London, 1989, p. 155 fig. 124 for an oval platter printed with the same combination of patterns.
Fewer than 30 of these horseshoe-back armchairs are known to exist. This one comes to auction on 13 September in New York
Important Chinese works of art from one of America’s leading cultural institutions coming to auction in New York