Concept Gallery
Live Auction

4/15/23 Art, Design, Photography, Books & Jewelry

Sat, Apr 15, 2023 10:00AM EDT
Lot 74

Famille Rose Porcelain Lidded Soup Tureen and Tray

Estimate: $600 - $900

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Famille Rose Porcelain Lidded Soup Tureen with Tray, with elaborate lid and censer-like finial and Oxen head side handles, both with floral motifs, tureen: 9 inches high, 16 inches wide x 9.5 inches, underplate: 15 inches x 11.25 inches, likely 19th century with delicate egg shell texture finish. Provenance: George W Guthrie, and thence by descent through the family, Guthrie was appointed United States Ambassador to Japan on May 20, 1913. He was accredited as special Ambassador and represented the President and the people of the United States at the funeral of Empress Shoken, the Dowager Empress of Japan, on April 7, 1914, and was the personal representative of President Wilson at the coronation of Emperor Taisho of Japan on September 30, 1915. He died while at that post in Tokyo in 1917, after collapsing while playing golf with an American reporter. The Japanese government sent the armored cruiser Azuma to return his body to San Francisco as a mark of respect.

Condition

in good condition with some discoloration at the edges. Merchandise will be packed and transported by the purchaser at their own risk and expense. A list of recommended shippers is on our website: https://www.conceptgallery.com/auctions/shipping/ .

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