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Emporium Auction | March 21, 2024

Thu, Mar 21, 2024 10:00AM EDT
Lot 626

Group of Miniature Tea Sets, Salesman Samples, Porcelain, Silver, 28 Pieces

Estimate: $200 - $400

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$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

late 19th/20th century, four gilt decorated salesman sample tea cups with saucers, all marked "Spode, Copeland China, England"; silver tea set including tray, teapot, covered sugar and creamer, all marked "Sterling"; porcelain tea set in the Imari palette with gilt accents, including tray, teapot, sugar, creamer, two cups and saucers, all marked "Crown Staffordshire, Made in England, Est. 1801; five piece tea set with gilt accents, "Made in Portugal, VA [Vista Alegre], one tea cup and saucer with underglaze blue decoration, largest item (Imari tray) 7-1/4 x 5-1/2 in.

Provenance: Private Collection, Spartanburg, South Carolina

Note: The consignor's father owned a gift store in Spartanburg and these salesman samples were sent to him for selection purposes.


surface dirt and accretion, scattered scratches, areas of rubbing and losses to gilding; one Spode saucer with break and repair

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Private Collection, Spartanburg, South Carolina