Lot 2
A Chinese Export Blue Enamel and Gilt Soup Tureen with Cover and Underplate
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Circa 1850, porcelain soup tureen with braided handles flanking the side, hand painted with blue band encircling the rim with gilt coin border, leaf and vine pattern encircles the foot, same decoration is repeated on the underplate and also on the cover, cover is surmounted by a gilt floral head finial in blue and gilt, both the tureen cover and the underplate have initials in iron red enamel.

HOA 12 1/2 in., diameter 16 1/2 in.

From the Collection of Mary Bryan Griswold Smith, Greensboro, North Carolina

Restoration to underplate and to rim of tureen; an area of enamel loss to cover; some rubbing and loss to gilt and enamels.