Forty-three (43) pieces of English Minton Cockatrice Green pattern porcelain dinnerware including nine (9) dinner plates, eleven (11) luncheon/dessert plates, twelve (12) bread & butter plates, and eleven (11) soup bowls with peacock decoration, green borders and scalloped edges. All with impressed and stamped Minton marks en verso. Ranging in size from 7" dia. to 10 1/4" 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: All pieces with use wear, some with crazing. Several bowls and dinner plates with losses to green enamel on borders. One bowl with chip to rim. Three (3) bread & butter plates with hairlines, largest 1", to undersides.
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