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Sale IT191 Lot 1064

MOTTAHEDEH REPRODUCTION CHINESE EXPORT PORCELAIN 'ORDER OF THE CINCINNATI' PART DINNER SERVICE after the original in Winterthur, with Blue Fitzhugh border enclosing Fame holding the Badge of the Cincinnati, comprising 10 dinner plates, dia: 11 in.; 9 luncheon plates, dia: 9.75 in.; 10 leaf-shaped dishes, l: 9 in.; 10 soup bowls, dia: 5 in.; 8 cups and 8 saucer dishes and a cut-cornered square punch bowl, w: 10.25 in. (56)

Literature: The Society of the Cincinnati was formed in 1783 to perpetuate the friendships made by officers during the American Revolution. George Washington was the first president of the society, and he purchased a set of 302 pieces of Chinese export porcelain decorated with a figure of Fame holding the badge of the Society of the Cincinnati. He used the service in New York, Philadelphia, and at Mount Vernon. Today many curators and collectors consider this to be the most significant group of antique porcelain in existence.
(www.treasuresontrial/winterthur.org)

This set was created in the 20th Century by Mottahedeh as an exact copy of the original.
Estimate $1,000-2,000

Sold for $2,500.00


 
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