A French porcelain partial dinner service
Lot 5269
A French porcelain partial dinner service with B monogram third quarter 19th century
Sold for US$ 1,875 inc. premium

Lot Details
A French porcelain partial dinner service with B monogram
third quarter 19th century
Each with cobalt and gilt banded borders, comprising pair of oval platters, length 13in; graduated set of three oval platters, lengths between 15 and 20in; pair of shell dishes with dolphin handles, lengths 9 1/2in; sauce tureen with cover and attached stand, greatest length 7 1/2in, thirty dinner plates, diameter 9 3/8in and fourteen plates centering gilt rosette, 8 7/8in.

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Descended through the family to Emily Gilpin Hopkinson (1890-1972), great granddaughter of Joseph Hopkinson (1770-1842).

    Joseph Hopkinson was a congressman, jurist, and author of "Hail Columbia" maintained a country residence at Bordentown, NJ, and became a close advisor and friend of Joseph Bonaparte, Comte de Survilliers, (1768-1844). Various members of the family were given objects by Bonaparte. Emily Gilpin Hopkinson donated a number of these objects to The Athenæum of Philadelphia.
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