Eight (8) Chinese porcelain items including made for Export. 1st and 2nd items: Pair of Chinese porcelain wine cups, round form with flared rims, blue underglaze clouds and iron red bat decoration, partial blue marks to base, 1 1/2" H. 3rd item: Saucer with scalloped rim, polychrome fish and seaweed decoration, red stamp and wax seal to base, 1" x 5 3/8". Circa 1940 or earlier. 4th item: Blue and white enameled lobed deep dish with landscape at center and floral sprays and butterflies at sides, star stamped rim, all with gilt highlights, 8 1/2" dia. 19th century. 5th and 6th items: Two (2) Famille Rose plates with varying butterfly, fruit, bird and/or insect decorations, each with partial or complete retailer label "Sarah Potter Conover Antiques, Inc. NY." 10" & 7 3/4" dia. Late 18th to mid 19th century. 7th item: One (1) Famille Rose plate with peony floral spray, 9" diameter. 19th century. 8th item: One lobed fruit dish, polychrome decorated with bird, flower, fruit, butterfly and insect, gilt rim, 6 1/4" dia. Chinese, 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, 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: Overall very good condition with minor wear to gilt. 1/8" and 1/16" rim chips on 5th and 6th items.
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