• The Manolo March Collection Fr auction at Christies

    Sale 7817

    The Manolo March Collection From Son Galcerán, Mallorca

    28 - 29 October 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 572

    A CHINESE-EXPORT CANTON ENAMEL ARMORIAL TRAY-ON-STAND

    THE TRAY CIRCA 1750, THE BRASS STAND CIRCA 1965, SUPPLIED BY MAISON JANSEN

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    A CHINESE-EXPORT CANTON ENAMEL ARMORIAL TRAY-ON-STAND
    THE TRAY CIRCA 1750, THE BRASS STAND CIRCA 1965, SUPPLIED BY MAISON JANSEN
    Of circular lobed form, decorated in the famille rose palette with a courting couple before a pavilion in a landscape with an attendant, below the coat-of-arms and crest for Bales impaling Wilmot, on a moulded brass stand
    31½ in. (80 cm.) diam.; 13 in. (33 cm.) high


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    An entire tea and coffee service was made in circa 1750 for the family of Bales of Suffolk, who married a member of the Wilmot family from Derbyshire. It is the only recorded Chinese armorial service, for which a matching enamel tray was made. See Howard, Chinese Armorial Porcelain, 1974, p. 342 for the tray, p. 130 for a porcelain teapot from this service, and p. 44, where the author explains that although the design on the teapot is a more simply painted version of the same scene, it is very likely that the enamelling of both the porcelain service and the enamel tray was carried out in the same workshop in Canton.

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    Provenance

    Anon. Sale; Sotheby's London, 17 February 1953, lot 120.
    Acquired by Don Bartolomé March Servera through Pierre Delbée for the Drawing Room in Miguel Angel, Madrid.


    Literature

    David Sanctuary Howard, Chinese Armorial Porcelain, Faber & Faber Ltd., London, 1974, p. 342.