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AN EXTENSIVE DODIE THAYER POTTERY LETTUCE WARE SERVICE, MODERN

Estimate:

15,000

to
- 20,000 USD

Property of a Lady

AN EXTENSIVE DODIE THAYER POTTERY LETTUCE WARE SERVICE, MODERN

AN EXTENSIVE DODIE THAYER POTTERY LETTUCE WARE SERVICE, MODERN

Estimate:

15,000

to
- 20,000 USD

Lot sold:

138,600

USD

Property of a Lady

AN EXTENSIVE DODIE THAYER POTTERY LETTUCE WARE SERVICE, MODERN


comprising:

a large oval serving platter, 21 in., 53.3 cm wide;

a large circular serving platter, 18 in., 45.7 cm diam.;

2 large candle sticks, 11 1/4 in., 28.5 cm high;

18 dinner plates, 10 1/8 in., 25.6 cm diam.;

18 salad plates, 8 1/4 in., 21 cm diam.;

18 bread and butter plates, 6 3/8 in., 16.2 cm diam.; 

18 soup bowls 5 5/8 in., 14.3 cm diam.;

1 serving bowl 9 1/8, 23.2 cm diam.;

2 butter pads;

4 salt and pepper shakers;

a large teapot and cover;

a large coffee pot and cover; 

22 cups and saucers;

a cream jug;

a two-handled sugar pot and spoon;

a small round bowl;

3 small flower holders, and three cigarette lighters,

various Dodie Thayer incised and painted marks. 141 pieces

For a service of this size the overall condition and appearance is excellent.

5 plates, 8 1/4 in. diam, with a small flat rim chip.


The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colors and shades which are different to the lot's actual color and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation. The condition report is a statement of opinion only. For that reason, the condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS ONLINE CONDITION REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE/BUSINESS APPLICABLE TO THE RESPECTIVE SALE.

Please note the condition report should read, For a service of this size the overall condition and appearance is excellent. 5 plates, 8 1/4 in. diam, with a small flat rim chip.

Doris DuBois Thayer Hawthorn, better known as Dodie, began modestly creating lettuce leaf designs in her home workshop in the early 1960s.


“I wanted to do something creative and I liked working with my hands, so I took up ceramics.”

Quoted in Marian King, The Greening Of Tableware, Palm Beach Daily News


Throughout her career the unmistakable green-glaze of Dodie Thayer’s wares attracted the attention of some of the greatest American socialites of the 20th century, including:

the Duchess of Windsor;

C.Z Guest (sold by her daughter Cornelia Guest, at Sotheby’s New York, October 17, 2015, lots 500-508, for $112,875);

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis (sold at Sotheby’s New York, April 23-26, 1996);

Mary Sayles Booker Braga (sold, Sotheby’s New York, October 19-20, 2015, lots 72, 313, 589-590 for $76,875)

and Barbara and Frank Sinatra (sold, Lady Blue Eyes: Property of Barbara and Frank Sinatra, Sotheby’s New York, December 6, 2018, lot 51, $37,500);


Most recently a large selection was included in the sale of the Estate of Mario Buatta, Prince of Interiors Sotheby’s New York, January 23-24, 2020, lot 202 ($60,000)