English Minton porcelain footed bowl commemorating the November 21, 1918 surrender of the German High Seas Fleet. Gilt and polychrome painted decoration to the upper half depicting the British and German fleets at sea with the Admiral Beatty's Signal "The German Flag is to be handed down at Sunset to-day and is not to be hoisted again without permission". Lower portion of bowl with cobalt blue ground above a gilt pedestal base. Minton and retailer mark on the base. 5" H x 9 5/8" dia. Early 20th century. Note: Lot also includes a 1968 article on 1918 WWI Armistice. 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: Overall very good condition with very light general wear.
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