Thirty-three (33) pieces of English Royal Crown Derby porcelain dinnerware in the Imari pattern including six (6) dinner plates, nine (9) luncheon plates, six (6) salad plates, six (6) bread & butter plates, and six (6) soup bowls. All pieces marked on the base with modern Royal Crown Derby stamp and date marks for 1988. Ranging in size from 6 1/4" dia. to 10 5/8" dia. 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 overall very good condition.
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