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Important Chinese Export Green Thistle Service

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Important Chinese Export Green Thistle Service
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Description
A fine and important Chinese Export green enameled dinner service, circa early 19th C., with floral roundels and Fitzhugh-style borders with thistles and gilt adornment to the handles. To include a soup tureen, cover, and stand; a sauce tureen, cover, and stand; a sauceboat and stand; an oval vegetable dish and cover; a square vegetable dish and cover; a pierced chestnut basket; a square bowl; a shell-shaped serving dish; five platters; six dinner plates; eight soup plates; six side plates; and five pots-de-creme with covers. Originally ordered by Benjamin Etting (Philadelphia, 1798-1875), thence by descent. See J. G. Lee, "Philadelphians and The China Trade", pp 183-184, which describes the career of the merchant Etting, and comments that the design was known as the thistle pattern by the family.
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Please bid according to your own expertise, or request any additional information and/or photographs you deem necessary. Lot details are for descriptive purposes only. Briggs Auction, Inc. is not responsible for errors and/or omissions of condition.
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Important Chinese Export Green Thistle Service

Estimate $8,000 - $12,000
Jun 03, 2022
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Starting Price $2,000
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0345: Important Chinese Export Green Thistle Service

Sold for $3,000
6 Bids
Est. $8,000 - $12,000Starting Price $2,000
JUNE 3 Fine Estates Auction
Jun 03, 2022 10:00 AM EDT
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Lot 0345 Details

Description
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A fine and important Chinese Export green enameled dinner service, circa early 19th C., with floral roundels and Fitzhugh-style borders with thistles and gilt adornment to the handles. To include a soup tureen, cover, and stand; a sauce tureen, cover, and stand; a sauceboat and stand; an oval vegetable dish and cover; a square vegetable dish and cover; a pierced chestnut basket; a square bowl; a shell-shaped serving dish; five platters; six dinner plates; eight soup plates; six side plates; and five pots-de-creme with covers. Originally ordered by Benjamin Etting (Philadelphia, 1798-1875), thence by descent. See J. G. Lee, "Philadelphians and The China Trade", pp 183-184, which describes the career of the merchant Etting, and comments that the design was known as the thistle pattern by the family.
Condition
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Please bid according to your own expertise, or request any additional information and/or photographs you deem necessary. Lot details are for descriptive purposes only. Briggs Auction, Inc. is not responsible for errors and/or omissions of condition.

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