This service, once believed to have been made for Samuel Chase, a signer of the American Declaration of Independence, was infact made for Sir Richard Chase of Hertfordshire who was the Sherrif of Essex in 1744. See D. S. Howard, Chinese Armorial Porcelain, London, 1974, p.259. For a discussion on this service and another made for Samuel Chase, see C. Le Corbeiller, China Trade Porcelain: Patterns of Exchange, New York, 1974, pp.61-63 and no.26 for a plate from this service in the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
An identical tureen and cover is in the Peabody Essex Museum, Salem. Another, from the Collection of Edward A. and Judi Eckenhoff of Washington D.C., was exhibited in Chinese Export Art from the Eckenhoff and Other Collections, The Chinese Porcelain Company, New York, 1997, catalogue no.54.