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Lot 1157: AN EXTENSIVE ENGLISH PORCELAIN MONOGRAMMED DINNER SERVICE, MID-19TH CENTURY |
26 October 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
moulded with scroll borders and rocaille waived ornament picked out in turquoise and gilding, comprising a large tureen and cover, 35.5cm., 13 1/4 in. across handles, together with an additional cover;
three sauce tureens, covers and stands, the tureens 18cm., 7 1/8 in. across handles, the stands, 25.5cm., 10in. wide;
four footed dishes and covers, 30cm., 11 7/8 in. across handles;
one footed fruit bowl, 31.5cm., 12 3/8 in. across handles;
one large pair of meat platters, 52 1/2 cm., 20 5/8 in. wide;
one pair, 47 1/2 cm., 18 3/4 in. wide;
one platter, 42 1/2 cm., 16 3/4 in. wide;
and another pair, 37cm., 14 1/2 in. wide;
a set of four rectangular dishes, 32cm., 12 5/8 in. wide;
and another set of four, 26.5cm., 10 3/8 in. wide;
68 dinner plates, 26cm., 10 1/4 in. diam.;
and 18 soup plates, 26cm., 1/4 in. diam.,
printed retailer's marks in iron red for Mortlock. 18 Regent Street., embossed and impressed registration lozenges with letter for 1852
For a service of this size, the overall condition is good. The large tureen has some hairline cracks around the handles and some staining to the interior; the cover is missing sections of the flange; one sauce tureen cover is broken and restored; one plate has a hairline crack to rim, and two plates have a rim chip. Otherwise some minor typical wear.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
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