Charleston Style and Design

FALL 2015

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126 CS D wonderful. It is typical of the Chinese porcelain that was used throughout the American colonies. What is clear is that the people who lived on the property were as fascinated with Chinese porcelain as the British gentry. South Carolina planter and political fgure Francis Yonge, who lived where Drayton Hall was eventually built, owned wonderful early Chinese export beakers used for drinking hot beverages such as chocolate. Although Yonge resided in an Ashley River house of modest size, he went to England several times on the colony's business. Both his travels and his wealth gave him access to luxury goods. Do you have a favorite? My favorite pieces from Drayton Hall are the teacup and saucer that were made between 1722 and 1750, probably part of the frst generation furnish- ings at Drayton Hall Plantation, which was fnished in the late 1740s. The vessels are of the higher quality associated with Chinese porcelains destined for the English and Continental European markets. … Chinese porcelain with such minutely detailed painting was relatively rare. Tell us about your exhibit at the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum, the topic of your October presentation. The exhibit focuses on the Chinese porcelain that was in the American colonies during the 17th century and the frst three quarters of the 18th cen- tury. One unexpected fnd was a teacup, one of a pair, excavated from the site of the Governor's Palace. Made in Jingdezhen, China, between 1685 and Jenny and Jack, July 26, 2013, the Carriage House, Magnolia Gardens Photo by Nicholas at Moegly Design For Your Happily-Ever-After Wedding by Richard Burton Let Weddings by Richard Burton take all of the guesswork and worry out of planning the marriage of your dreams. OFFIC IANT • PLAN N E R • M I N I STE R

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