Chinese Qianlong Porcelain Charger & Jade Leaf Dish. 1st item: Chinese Qianlong period Famille Rose porcelain charger with precious object and foliate decoration to the center. Scrolling vine and foliate decoration to the border. Solveig/Anita Gray London gallery label en verso. 10 1/8" dia. Circa 1770-1780. 2nd item: Chinese finely carved spinach jade leaf form dish with conforming carved and pierced hardwood stand. Dish – 5" L x 3" W. Stands – 4 1/2" L x 2 3/4" W. Late 19th/early 20th century. 3rd & 4th items: Pair of Chinese carved hardwood footed stands with pierced sides. 4 1/8" H x 7 1/4" dia. & 4 1/2" H x 7 1/2" dia. Both 20th century. Provenance: a Middle Tennessee estate, by descent from Thomas G.B. Wheelock. Note: Thomas G.B. Wheelock was known as an astute collector of African Art and co-author of the book "Land of the Flying Masks: Art & Culture in Burkina Faso". He also inherited a sizeable collection of Asian, British, and military related antiques from his grandparents, Gilded Age tycoon George Briggs Buchanan of New York, and William and Margaret Wheelock, who owned a Scottish manor home known as Bunker Hill. (Margaret Carmichael Wheelock was also a founding partner of the fashion firm Farquharson & Wheelock in New York). See other related lots in this auction. CONDITION: 1st item: Some staining noted to underside of rim. No damage or restoration noted under blacklight inspection. 2nd item: One area of russett inclusion to one side. Chip with hairline noted to one side of handle, hairline measures approx. 1 1/2" L. Another hairline with chip to pooint of dish. Additional fleabite to rim.
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