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Today we are excited to offer for sale a RARE and absolutely lovely antique 19th century Chinese export celadon porcelain 24-piece dinner service for 8! This outstanding and stunning set is composed of 8 salad/bread plates, 8 dinner plates/ and 8 soup bowls. The set features an extremely rare Famille Verte Rose Medallion pattern on a serene celadon ground, a rare combination that is seldom seen in this type of high quality Chinese Export porcelain. This rare and very exquisite service is made of celadon porcelain. Each plate is expertly and intricately hand-painted and embellished in a truly stunning and intricate colorful Famille Verte/ Rose Medallion pattern, which features a multitude of bright and vibrant colors such as green, pink, and gold. The intricate and multi-layer pattern features four sections which contain lovely colorful birds on tree branches with flowers and fruits, bugs, and butterflies. Each of the four sections is bordered by C-scrolls interspersed with flowers and butterflies on a golden ground. The center of the plate features a stylized golden monogram “MEB”, most likely the monogram of the wealthy European patron that commissioned the service from the Chinese artists. This fabulous set was made in China for the European market, where the demand for high quality Chinese export pieces was in great demand in the 18th and 19th centuries. Our consignor’s grandparents purchased the set in England back in the 1930’s. The set has been meticulously and lovingly kept ever since. Set presents beautifully and is in very good antique condition, with minor wear, scuffing, and patina commensurate with age and type of use. The plates have minor knife scuffs, and loss to gilding around the borders. There are minor manufacturing and glazing imperfections that occurred in the making. 1 of the dinner plates has a chip on the rim and 2 plates have fleabite chip on the underside of rim. 1 of the soup bowls was broken and repaired a long time ago, the piece was repainted in areas and there are now minor losses to subsequent repainted areas. 3 of the soup bowls have fleabite chips on the underside of rim. 7 of the salad/bread plates have chips on the rims. Set is sold as-is. This is truly a wonderful opportunity to acquire a rare and magnificent set that will add refinement and elegance to any fine Asian art collection. This gorgeous set will add beauty and style to any luncheon or dinner table! Fresh to the market!
Dimensions of salad/bread plate: 8″ in diameter, 1″ in height
Dimensions of soup bowls: 9-7/8″ in diameter, 1-3/4″ in height
Dimensions of dinner plates: 9-7/8″ in diameter, 1-1/4″ in height
***Please note the set will be shipped in several boxes to ensure protection during shipping. Please wait for us to send you a revised shipping quote before you make your payment. Thank you!***
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