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PROPERTY FROM A RHODE ISLAND COLLECTOR

A PAIR OF RARE AND UNUSUAL CHINESE  'DEHUA' 'ARMORIAL' PRUNUS TREES , QING DYNASTY, JIAQING PERIOD, CIRCA 1800
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2,5003,500
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PROPERTY FROM A RHODE ISLAND COLLECTOR

A PAIR OF RARE AND UNUSUAL CHINESE  'DEHUA' 'ARMORIAL' PRUNUS TREES , QING DYNASTY, JIAQING PERIOD, CIRCA 1800
Estimate
2,5003,500
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Details & Cataloguing

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A PAIR OF RARE AND UNUSUAL CHINESE  'DEHUA' 'ARMORIAL' PRUNUS TREES , QING DYNASTY, JIAQING PERIOD, CIRCA 1800
possibly for the American market, each modeled with flowering branches pointing upwards with further buds awaiting bloom, set inside a circular jardiniere with the rim decorated with a blue enamel band, the exterior painted in blue enamels and gilding with a mantled shield, painted in the center with a gilt flower sprig, between two blue enamel bands encircling the jardiniere
height of taller 7 7/8 in.; 20 cm
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Provenance

Collection of Anita Wheelwright Baker Hinckley (1884-1972), Providence, thence by descent to the current owner, her grand daughter

Exhibited

Museum of Art, The Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Inherited and Collected: Decorative Arts from Rhode Island Homes, October-November, 1982
Museum of Art, The Rhode Island School of Design , Providence, Rhode Island Collects Ceramics, February-April, 1997, no. 38

Literature

Thomas S. Michie and Jayne E. Stokes, Rhode Island Collects Ceramics: An exhibition in celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of the Pottery and Porcelain Club, Providence, Providence, 1997, cat. no. 38

Catalogue Note

The unusual decoration on the present examples is most often associated with porcelains made for the American market around 1800. Anita Wheelwright Baker Hinckley (1884-1972) was an author and collector, and resided in 72 Waterman Street, built in 1799 and named Edward Dexter House in Providence, Rhode Island, which later became the residence of the collector Charles L. Pendleton. He had given his collection to the Rhode Island School of Design in 1904, where his bequest is displayed in a space that is modeled after his house. 

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