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A rare Chinese Export part dinner and tea service
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A rare Chinese Export part dinner and tea service, Qianlong, circa 1755, each piece with the arms of the Taswell family, in bright enamels and gilding, comprising: sixteen octagonal dinner plates 23cm diameter; seven octagonal soup bowls, 23cm diameter; four small octagonal plates, 16cm; a large canted rectangular serving dish, 40.5cm diameter; another smaller, 29.5cm diameter; three smaller serving dishes, each approximately 15.5cm diameter; a soup tureen stand, 36.5cm diameter; a tea cannister and cover, 12.5cm high; a sugar bowl, 14cm diameter; two two-handled cups, a tea bowl, three saucers and a coffee cup (42) Provenance:By descent through the Taswell Family since 1755The Taswell family had been merchants in the City of London from Elizabethan times. The Reverend Dr William Taswell (1652-1731), who in 1666, had been page to the Dean of Westminster and witnessed the Great Fire of London and later wrote a vivid account of the event. This Chinese armorial service was made c.1755 for Dr Taswell's son, William Taswell (1708-1777), Rector of Wotton-under-Edge in Gloucestershire. In his will dated 3rd October, 1775, he specifies that all such China in my possession as shall be found marked with my family's arms was to go to his son George Taswell, at the time serving the East India Company in India as Colonel of 'The Madras Terribles'. A full copy of the Will can be seen in the National Archives at Kew, National Archives: PROB-11-1012-26 George in turn left the whole of the China ware on which are the arms of the family in his own will in 1814 to his surviving younger son George Morris Taswell (1784-1868). Such specific contemporary records of Chinese armorial porcelain are exceedingly rare. George Morris Taswell left Madras and settled in Kent with his new wife, Anne Gipps of a Canterbury family, who he married in 1813 in St Martins, Canterbury, where he was later buried in 1868. This substantial part of the Taswell armorial service is being sold by a direct descendant of George Morris Taswell and is on the market for the first time in its history. For the arms see David Sanctuary Howard, Chinese Armorial Porcelain, Vol. I, London, 1974, p. 362, M1.清乾隆 外销Taswell家族纹章瓷一组拍品来源:英国Taswell家族世藏
Condition
sixteen octagonal dinner plates 23cm diameter of which two are good and six have small rim chips eight al all have minor wear and rubbing to gilding and seven plates all with long cracks seven octagonal soup bowls, 23cm diameter of which four are in good condition other than minor wear and two have rim chips and one has long crack and all have minor wear and rubbing to gildingfour small octagonal plates, 16cm all have rim chips and one has long cracklarge canted rectangular serving dish, 40.5cm diameter in good conditionanother smaller, 29.5cm diam with wear to enamels and gilding three smaller serving dishes, each approximately 15.5cm diam generally all good other than some wear to gilding and minor enamel lossa soup tureen stand, 36.5cm diam good other than scale chip to rim 1.2cm long x 7mm a tea cannister and cover, 12.5cm high the cover with chip mainly to underside and the rim of the cannister with 7mm x 4mm chip on unglazed area 1.8cm x 4mma sugar bowl, 14cm diameter with three hair cracks 6cm and two 4.5cm long two two-handles cups, both with cracks and chips; a tea bowl, badly damaged with pieces missing three saucers all badly damaged and repaired and a coffee cup with 4cm hair crack and 2 x 1cm hair cracks
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A rare Chinese Export part dinner and tea service

Estimate £5,000 - £7,000
May 18, 2022
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Starting Price £4,500
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0163: A rare Chinese Export part dinner and tea service

Sold for £4,500
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Est. £5,000 - £7,000Starting Price £4,500
Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art Lots 2-200
May 18, 2022 6:00 AM EDT
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Lot 0163 Details

Description
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A rare Chinese Export part dinner and tea service, Qianlong, circa 1755, each piece with the arms of the Taswell family, in bright enamels and gilding, comprising: sixteen octagonal dinner plates 23cm diameter; seven octagonal soup bowls, 23cm diameter; four small octagonal plates, 16cm; a large canted rectangular serving dish, 40.5cm diameter; another smaller, 29.5cm diameter; three smaller serving dishes, each approximately 15.5cm diameter; a soup tureen stand, 36.5cm diameter; a tea cannister and cover, 12.5cm high; a sugar bowl, 14cm diameter; two two-handled cups, a tea bowl, three saucers and a coffee cup (42) Provenance:By descent through the Taswell Family since 1755The Taswell family had been merchants in the City of London from Elizabethan times. The Reverend Dr William Taswell (1652-1731), who in 1666, had been page to the Dean of Westminster and witnessed the Great Fire of London and later wrote a vivid account of the event. This Chinese armorial service was made c.1755 for Dr Taswell's son, William Taswell (1708-1777), Rector of Wotton-under-Edge in Gloucestershire. In his will dated 3rd October, 1775, he specifies that all such China in my possession as shall be found marked with my family's arms was to go to his son George Taswell, at the time serving the East India Company in India as Colonel of 'The Madras Terribles'. A full copy of the Will can be seen in the National Archives at Kew, National Archives: PROB-11-1012-26 George in turn left the whole of the China ware on which are the arms of the family in his own will in 1814 to his surviving younger son George Morris Taswell (1784-1868). Such specific contemporary records of Chinese armorial porcelain are exceedingly rare. George Morris Taswell left Madras and settled in Kent with his new wife, Anne Gipps of a Canterbury family, who he married in 1813 in St Martins, Canterbury, where he was later buried in 1868. This substantial part of the Taswell armorial service is being sold by a direct descendant of George Morris Taswell and is on the market for the first time in its history. For the arms see David Sanctuary Howard, Chinese Armorial Porcelain, Vol. I, London, 1974, p. 362, M1.清乾隆 外销Taswell家族纹章瓷一组拍品来源:英国Taswell家族世藏
Condition
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sixteen octagonal dinner plates 23cm diameter of which two are good and six have small rim chips eight al all have minor wear and rubbing to gilding and seven plates all with long cracks seven octagonal soup bowls, 23cm diameter of which four are in good condition other than minor wear and two have rim chips and one has long crack and all have minor wear and rubbing to gildingfour small octagonal plates, 16cm all have rim chips and one has long cracklarge canted rectangular serving dish, 40.5cm diameter in good conditionanother smaller, 29.5cm diam with wear to enamels and gilding three smaller serving dishes, each approximately 15.5cm diam generally all good other than some wear to gilding and minor enamel lossa soup tureen stand, 36.5cm diam good other than scale chip to rim 1.2cm long x 7mm a tea cannister and cover, 12.5cm high the cover with chip mainly to underside and the rim of the cannister with 7mm x 4mm chip on unglazed area 1.8cm x 4mma sugar bowl, 14cm diameter with three hair cracks 6cm and two 4.5cm long two two-handles cups, both with cracks and chips; a tea bowl, badly damaged with pieces missing three saucers all badly damaged and repaired and a coffee cup with 4cm hair crack and 2 x 1cm hair cracks

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