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    Sale 1957

    Chinese Export Art

    23 January 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 197

    A 'CANTON FAMILLE ROSE' COMMEMORATIVE ARMORIAL PLATE

    CIRCA 1898

    Price Realised  

    A 'CANTON FAMILLE ROSE' COMMEMORATIVE ARMORIAL PLATE
    CIRCA 1898
    In the center three merchant ships encircled by belt inscribed QUARTO CENTENARIO DO DESCOBRIMENTO DA INDIA beneath the arms of King Dom Carlos I of Portugal, all within colorful enamelled borders
    9 5/8 in. (24.5 cm.) diameter


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    N. de Castro,Chinese Porcelain and the Heraldry of the Empire, p. 253 illustrates a plate from this service, which was made for the 400th anniversary of Vasco da Gama's famous May 1498 discovery. One ship was abandoned at the Cape of Good Hope, shown are the São Gabriel, the Berrio, and the São Rafael that successfully completed the journey.