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    Sale 1957

    Chinese Export Art

    23 January 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 189

    A DANISH MARKET ARMORIAL PLATE

    CIRCA 1790

    Price Realised  

    A DANISH MARKET ARMORIAL PLATE
    CIRCA 1790
    In the center a coat-of-arms on a pillar flanked by Minerva with her shield and three putti frolicking with a floral garland, molded, silver-shaped rim
    9 in. (22.8 cm.) diameter


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    A large platter from this service was in the Mottahedeh collection and is illustrated by Howard & Ayers, op. cit., p. 449, where they explain that the service was probably made for the King's Club in Copenhagen, founded 1775. Thus the arms incorporate the lions of Denmark, the lion of Norway and the crowns of Sweden. The Kongens Klub, later known as the Union Club, flourished in the late 18th and early 19th century, but "has long since ceased to exist."

    The Mottahedeh platter was sold Sotheby's New York, 19 October 2000, lot 269.