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Premier Auction - Session I

Fri, Mar 25, 2022 09:00AM EDT
Lot 474

15 Pieces of Assorted Chinese Export Porcelain

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500

Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
$0 $25
$100 $50
$1,000 $100
$2,000 $200
$3,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$20,000 $2,000
$50,000 $5,000
$100,000 $10,000

mid 18th/early 19th century, comprising: six shallow dishes with blue and white borders, armorial and pseudo armorial decoration, gilt rims, including a pair with banner "Spero Meliora"; sauceboat and tray, blue enamel borders, gilt rims and initials "ED(?)"; two teacups with blue and white interior borders, gilt rims, molded handles, armorial and pseudo armorial decoration, one with banner "Nil Disperandum" (sic.); two milk jugs, molded handles, blue and white and enamel borders and pseudo armorial decoration, gilt highlights and initials "AI(?)" and "JIM(?)"; two enamel decorated footed cups, one with pheasant shooting scene, one with acrobats and performers; shallow dish with lobed edges, blue and white border with enamel figural decoration; largest 9-1/2 in. diameter

Note: Reference (pair of armorial bowls): "Chinese Armorial Porcelain", David Sanctuary Howard pg. 721, #V14

Provenance: The Important Private Collection of a Rocky Mountain Couple


surface dirt and accretion, scattered surface scratches, scattered losses to gilding and enamel decoration, tape residue, typical edge wear; one shallow dish with hairline crack to base; one teacup with large restoration to rim and handle