7 April 1997
THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN
A LARGE FAMILLE ROSE DINNER SERVICE
Enamelled with flower sprays below an iron-red and gilt spear-head band and pink scale-pattern borders divided by small flowers, comprising:
A pair of oblong octagonal tureens and covers with lingzhi finials and hare-head handles, 12¾in. (32.5cm.) wide
A pair of square shaped deep bowls with cut angles, 10in. (25.5cm.) wide
Eleven octagonal serving dishes, two 18in. (46cm.) wide, one 16½in. (42cm.), one 14¼in. (36cm.), three 12¾in. (32.5cm.), four 10in. (25.5cm.) wide
Four octagonal sauce tureens, one cover, three stands, 7½in. (19cm.) wide
Three quatrefoil small dishes, 7½in. (19cm.) wide
A pair of large octagonal deep dishes, 14in. (35.5cm.) wide
One circular conical bowl, 7in. (17.5cm.) diam.
Four small circular octagonal dishes, 7½in. (19cm.) diam.
Eight small circular pudding bowls, 6¼in. (16cm.) diam.
Twenty-seven circular octagonal soup bowls, 9in. (23cm.) diam.
Twenty-eight circular octagonal plates, 9in. (23cm.) diam.
and four English porcelain oblong octagonal vegetable dishes and covers to match, 11in. (28cm.) wide
- some old damage
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"One circular conical bowl, 7in. (17.5cm.) diam." should read "one octagonal saucer-dish, 10in. (25.5cm.) diam.
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