A CHINESE EXPORT INITIALED PART DINNER SERVICE, QING DYNASTY, JIAQING PERIOD, CIRCA 1805
possibly for the American market, each piece painted in the center in sepia with an oval vignette depicting a country house and initialed in gilding J.V.C, all underneath a neoclassical border, comprising: a large tureen and cover, two rectangular vegetable dishes and one cover, a shaped two-handled vegetable dish, liner and cover, a large oval vegetable dish and cover, a medium oval vegetable dish and cover, a small oval vegetable dish and cover, five vegetable dish bases of varying sizes, two oval platters, a vegetable tureen liner, eight plates and a small plate. 31 pieces.
length of tureen 14 1/2 in.; 36.9 cm
Northeast Auctions, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, August 18, 2001, lot 713