7 April 2009
PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF THE LATE MR. AND MRS. GORDON T. SOUTHAM, VANCOUVER, CANADA (LOTS 131-214)
THREE CHELSEA KAKIEMON DISHES
CIRCA 1755, RED ANCHOR MARK TO THE SOUP PLATE
Each painted in the Gelbe Löwe pattern popularized at Meissen with a tiger circling a bamboo tree at the left, flowering chrysanthemum issuing from banded hedges at the right, the border of the soup plate painted with trailing flowers and with 'Three Friends' within rocaille-molded cartouches alternate with diaper-pattern panels and trailing vine, shaped brown line rim, the pentafoil borders of the two dessert plates with narrow bands of iron-red trailing flowering vine, dark red line rims
9 1/2 in. (24.1 cm.) diameter, the soup plate; 9 in. diam. (22.8 cm.) diameter, the dessert plates (3)
Mrs. D. MacCallum Collection, CH-18 (the soup plate).
Bought from The Antique Porcelain Co., Ltd., London.
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Vancouver, Canada, Centennial Museum, Connoisseurs Choice, 1968 (the two dessert plates).
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