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    Sale 1958

    The Hodroff Collection, Part II Chinese Export Porcelain From The Collection Of Leo & Doris Hodroff

    23 January 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 366


    CIRCA 1736

    Price Realised  

    CIRCA 1736
    Enamelled and silvered with the arms of de la Bistrate of Brabant accollée with Proli of Milan and Brabant, the arms repeated individually around the rim
    9 in. (22.8 cm.) diameter

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    A second version is recorded with white enamel in place of the silver. Another service, seen in these rooms, 20 January 2004, lot 449, shows the arms of Torriano and Proli. It is quite possible that Nathaniel Torriano, senior supercargo and Chief of Council in Canton in the 1720s, ordered for both sides of the Proli family. Yet another version of this service exists, albeit probably as a result of the Chinese workshop confusing their orders: it displays the additional arms of Charles Boone interrupting the border at the bottom. See H. M. de Noordhout, op. cit., pp. 66-71. Also compare The Hodroff Collection, Christie's, New York, 24 January 2007, lot 254.