5980p0001750001hr7

An Extensive Famille Rose Dinner Service, circa 1775-80

Brightly enameled in a rich famille rose palette with pink and purple roses clustered with smaller blossoms and fruit, the intricate borders iron-red whorl lappets with varying leaves in sepia, iron-red and purple issuing berried vine and connected by purple lattice enclosed by pink leaves, the tureen and butter tub cover knobs in the form of large flower buds on leafy stems, the candlesticks of European silver form, comprising:

A pair of large round soup tureens, covers and stands, 14 1/8 in. (35.8 cm.) diameter
A pair of round soup tureens, covers and stands, 12 5/8 in. (32 cm.) diameter
A stand, 14 1/8 in. (35.8 cm.) diameter
An oval soup tureen, cover and stand, 15 1/8 in. (38.4 cm.) wide
A pair of oval stands, 15 1/8 in. (38.4 cm.) wide
An extra oval tureen cover, 11¾ in. (30.2 cm.) wide
A large pair of oval serving dishes, 12¼ in. (31.1 cm.) wide
A pair of shallow bowls, 10¼ in. (28 cm.) diameter
A pair of round baskets and four basket stands, 10¼ in. (26 cm.) diameter
Four butter-tubs and covers and three stands, 7 1/8 in. (18.1 cm.) diameter
A pair of fluted sauce-boats, 8 5/8 in. (22 cm.) long
Four leaf-shaped stands, 8¼ in. (21 cm.) long
A very large charger, 18½ in. (47 cm.) long
A charger and a replacement charger, probably Italian, 14½ in. (36.8 cm.) diameter
Eight chargers, 13½ in. (34.3 cm.) diameter
Six chargers, 12¾ in. (32.5 cm.) diameter
A pair of oval platters, 14½ in. (36.8 cm.) wide
Five oval platters, 12½ in. (31.7 cm.) wide
Six oval platters, 11 3/8 in. (29 cm.) wide
Four oval platters, 10 3/8 in. (26.3 cm) wide
A pair of saucer dishes, 11½ in. (29.2 cm.) diameter
Three saucer dishes, 10¼ in. (28 cm.) diameter
Four saucer dishes, 9¼ in. (23.2 cm.) diameter
Five saucer dishes, 8 3/8 in. (21.3 cm.) diameter
Five saucer dishes, 7 1/8 in. (18.1 cm.) diameter
Forty-three plates, 9¼ in. (23.4 cm.) diameter
Forty plates, 10 3/8 in. (26.3 cm.) diameter
Eleven large plates, 11 3/8 in. (28.8 cm.) diameter
Twelve soup plates, 9 3/8 in. (23.8 cm.) diameter
Three tripod salts and a pair of replacement tripod salts, probably Italian
Three associated trencher salts
Eight candlesticks, 8¼ in. (21 cm.) high (221)

Estimate $60,000 - $80,000

Christie's. Chinese Export Porcelain. 21 January 2009. New York, Rockefeller Plaza. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2009 . www.christies.com