English Hammersley & Company "Black Bamboo" pattern porcelain partial dinner service, 57 pieces, retailed by Tiffany & Company. Consisting of nine (9) luncheon/salad plates, twelve (12) twin handled soup bowls with twelve (12) underplates, and twelve (12) tea cups with twelve (12) saucers. Marked on the bases "Hammersley & Co./Bone China/Made in England/ Tiffany & Co. New York". Luncheon plates – 8 1/4" dia. Saucers – 5 1/4. Soup underplates – 6 3/4" dia. Cups – 2 3/8" H. Soup bowls – 2 1/8" H x 6 1/2" dia. Early 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, including an archive containing receipts for furnishings for Bunker Hill. CONDITION: One cup with hairline crack. One saucer with hairlines/repair. Remaining pieces overall good condition.
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