SOLD! for $704.00.
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Group of thirty-one (31) porcelain items retailed by Tiffany, including Coalport, Spode, and La Tallec. 1st-12th items: Twelve (12) English Coalport dessert or luncheon plates with gold encrusted urn and cornucopia decoration over a cobalt border with shaped rims and gold medallion decoration to the center. Marked "England/Coalport/Tiffany & Company New York" en verso. 9" dia. Early 20th century. 13th-20th items: Set of eight (8) Imari pattern English Copeland Spode soup bowls with shaped and gadrooned rims. Marked "England/Spode/Copeland/Tiffany & Company New York" en verso. 10 5/8" dia. Early 20th century. 21st-31st items: Set of eleven (11) Tiffany & Company private stock hand painted porcelain dessert plates, all made in Paris, France by Le Tallec. Chinoiserie style decoration including four phoenix birds to the centers, in colors of red, blue and yellow. All with the Le Tallec porcelain hallmark, Tiffany & Co. inscription and numbered en verso. 7 3/4" dia. 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: 1st group: Seven of the dessert plates with hairlines or stains en verso. 2nd group: One soup bowl with old staple repair to rim, all with chips to rim. 3rd group: All plates very good condition.