Five (5) Chinese Export Famille Rose porcelain matching pieces, including three (3) plates measuring 9" diameter and two (2) chargers, 14" diameter, all with polychrome enamel central scenes depicting leaves, pink chrysanthemums, and bamboo shoots with precious objects, enameled sgraffito pink ground border with cartouches of pink chrysanthemums and auspicious symbol decoration. Gilt trim. Late 18th/early 19th 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, Wall Street 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: One luncheon plate with numerous repaired cracks. Remaining porcelain in overall excellent condition with minor firing flaws, glue residue. One charger with paint brush mark to reverse. One luncheon plate with later ink inscriptions reading "10/6" underside of base.
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