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Chinese Part Tea Service


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Dates Circa 1758 - 1764
Medium Porcelain
Origin China
Description An extremely and extremely fine Chinese part tea service superbly decorated at the London atelier of James Giles, painted with a bird perched in fruiting branches, peaches, pears, plums, cherries, pomegranates, grapes and an assortment of other summer fruits, with a gilded dog-tooth border on the rims.

Literature A Chinese teabowl from the ‘Museum of Worcester Porcelain’, painted in the same pattern of this service is illustrated by Stephen Hanscombe in ‘The Early James Giles and his Contemporary London Decorators plate 72
Provenance American Private Collection