A Rare Chinese Export Armorial Part Dinner Service for the Portuguese Market, Qing Dynasty, Jiaqing/ Daoguang Period, circa 1820 | 清嘉慶 / 道光  約1820年  粉彩紋章圖餐具組
Property from an American Private Collection
A Rare Chinese Export Armorial Part Dinner Service for the Portuguese Market, Qing Dynasty, Jiaqing/ Daoguang Period, circa 1820 | 清嘉慶 / 道光 約1820年 粉彩紋章圖餐具組

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A Rare Chinese Export Armorial Part Dinner Service for the Portuguese Market, Qing Dynasty, Jiaqing/ Daoguang Period, circa 1820 | 清嘉慶 / 道光  約1820年  粉彩紋章圖餐具組
A Rare Chinese Export Armorial Part Dinner Service for the Portuguese Market, Qing Dynasty, Jiaqing/ Daoguang Period, circa 1820 | 清嘉慶 / 道光  約1820年  粉彩紋章圖餐具組
A Rare Chinese Export Armorial Part Dinner Service for the Portuguese Market, Qing Dynasty, Jiaqing/ Daoguang Period, circa 1820 | 清嘉慶 / 道光  約1820年  粉彩紋章圖餐具組
A Rare Chinese Export Armorial Part Dinner Service for the Portuguese Market, Qing Dynasty, Jiaqing/ Daoguang Period, circa 1820 | 清嘉慶 / 道光  約1820年  粉彩紋章圖餐具組
A Rare Chinese Export Armorial Part Dinner Service for the Portuguese Market, Qing Dynasty, Jiaqing/ Daoguang Period, circa 1820 | 清嘉慶 / 道光  約1820年  粉彩紋章圖餐具組
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A Rare Chinese Export Armorial Part Dinner Service for the Portuguese Market, Qing Dynasty, Jiaqing/ Daoguang Period, circa 1820 | 清嘉慶 / 道光 約1820年 粉彩紋章圖餐具組

Estimate:

30,000 - 50,000 USD

Property from an American Private Collection

A Rare Chinese Export Armorial Part Dinner Service for the Portuguese Market, Qing Dynasty, Jiaqing/ Daoguang Period, circa 1820 | 清嘉慶 / 道光 約1820年 粉彩紋章圖餐具組

A Rare Chinese Export Armorial Part Dinner Service for the Portuguese Market, Qing Dynasty, Jiaqing/ Daoguang Period, circa 1820 | 清嘉慶 / 道光 約1820年 粉彩紋章圖餐具組

Estimate:

30,000 - 50,000 USD

Description

Property from an American Private Collection

A Rare Chinese Export Armorial Part Dinner Service for the Portuguese Market

Qing Dynasty, Jiaqing/ Daoguang Period, circa 1820

清嘉慶 / 道光 約1820年 粉彩紋章圖餐具組


painted in the center with the arms of Francisco Antonio da Silva Mendes da Fonseca, comprising a rectangular vegetable dish and cover, a hotwater dish, a pierced basket and stand, a large oval dish, twenty-four dinner plates, twelve soup plates and four small dessert plates. 46 pieces.

length of oval dish 14 1/2 in.; 36.8 cm

Condition report

All pieces in overall good condition except: The basket with one handle off and restuck. Dinner plates: 8 with a rim chip, 1 with a short hairline to the rim, 2 with a rim chip and two short hairlines to the rim, 1 with an L-shaped stained hairline (possibly from firing) at the rim extending down to the well. Soup plates: 1 with an approx. 2.5 in. section of the rim out in 2 pieces and restored back and one restored rim chip. 3 with a rim chip, 1 with a short hairline at the rim, 1 with 3 short hairlines at the rim, one with 2 hairlines to the rim and one minute rim chip. All pieces with minor wear to the surface and minor firing imperfections.


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Provenance

Collection of John Allyne Gade (1875-1955), and thence by descent.

Catalogue note

A plate from this service is in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, and illustrated in Clare Le Corbellier and Alice Cooney Frelinghuysen, 'Chinese Export Porcelain', The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, Winter 2003, cat. no. 36, where the authors note that the arms belong to Francisco Antonio da Silva Mendes da Fonseca (d. 1831), who was a government official, merchant and landowner. Four plates from the same service were sold in our Monaco rooms, March 5th, 1989, lot 380. A pair of rectangular vegetable dishes and covers was sold at Christie's London, November 16th, 1999, lot 393. 


John Allyne Gade (1875-1955) was an American architect, naval officer, diplomat, investment banker, and author. Born in Massachusetts to a Norwegian father and American mother, Gade spent many of his formative years in Europe, and continued to travel around the continent throughout his career. The part dinner service has remained in the family since its acquisition by Gade.