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Summer Fine Art & Antiques Auction - Day 1

Sat, Jul 8, 2023 09:00AM EDT
Lot 568

18 Pcs. Navy Ship's Porcelain

Estimate: $600 - $700

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Rare surviving group of eighteen (18) pieces of ship's china, descended in the family of USS Kearsarge commander Admiral John Ancrum Winslow to his grandson, Brig. Genl. E.E. Winslow. We have not been able to confirm that this dinnerware was used on board the Kearsarge, but the material from which it was made indicates it was intended for use on a ship and it pre-dates the period when the Navy began using nautical insignia on its ship's dinnerware. Consisting of nine (9) cups and nine (9) matching saucers, all of thick vitreous porcelain with pink and gilt bands to rims and hand painted pink sprigs to handles. Cups - 3" H, saucers - 4 3/4" dia.


Overall good condition; 3 cups with hairlines/crazing, some scattered small chips to underside rims of a few saucers.

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Private Tennessee collection, acquired in March, 2023 from direct descendant of USS Kearsarge commander Admiral John Ancrum Winslow (1811-1873) through his son William R. Winslow and grandson, Brig. Genl. E.E. Winslow along with other items in this sale.