Large Continental or Chinese Export Porcelain Urn & 5 English Porcelain Plates, 6 items. 1st item: Large Continental or Chinese Export porcelain urn in the Imari palette, decorated with the arms of Duke of Northumberland, House of Percy with shaped body and scrolling leaf arms and rim on a round base. Base unmarked. 18 1/4" H x 9 1/2" dia. 19th century. 2nd – 6th items: Collection of luncheon or dessert porcelain plates including an early 19th century plate with the arms of Duke of Northumberland, House of Percy, to the center and a bright green border; a 19th century English Royal Crown Derby plate in the Imari pattern; a pair of 19th century English Spode porcelain plates with floral decoration; and one English Chamberlain & Worcester armorial plate with lobed gilt and bright blue border having floral reserves and armorial for the Barony of Ward of Birmingham and bearing the French motto, 'Comme Je Fus' (as I Was). Plates range in size from 8 1/2" dia. to 9 7/8" dia. Provenance: The Estate of Jane Dudley, Nashville, TN and Palm Beach, FL. Social icon Jane Dudley was the founder of one of the SouthÕs most prestigious charity events – the Swan Ball, benefiting Cheekwood. She traveled the world as the wife of U.S. Ambassador to Denmark, Guilford Dudley, with whom she shared a landmark Nashville estate, Northumberland. A graduate of NashvilleÕs Parmer School, Ward Belmont and Vanderbilt University, she worked briefly for the Tennessean newspaper and later for Tiffany & Co., where she managed corporate accounts for more than twenty years and later served on the board of directors. Mrs. Dudley was also a member of the International Best Dressed List. In 1963 she was the founding chairman of The Swan Ball, now the nationÕs longest running charity ball. She also chaired the Tiffany Feather Ball in New York from 1981-1991, the ball benefiting the Palm Beach Cancer Society in the 1970s (featuring entertainer Bob Hope), and in England, a ball at Blenheim Palace to raise funds for the historic castleÕs roof. CONDITION: Urn with a a few paint flakes on the base. Duke of Northumberland plate with wear to lower part of arms and old damage to rim, remaining plates overall very good condition with no chips or cracks.
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