• Lot 210

    A famille rose 'Rococo' armorial tureen and cover

    QIANLONG, CIRCA 1765

    Price Realised  

    A famille rose 'Rococo' armorial tureen and cover
    Qianlong, circa 1765
    Modelled after a silver or faience shape moulded and painted on either side with an accolé coat-of-arms, coronet and supporters on a ground of scattered exotic flowers above four claw feet, applied with two elaborate front handles, the cover surmounted by a rococo scroll finial, one handle chipped and with small restoration, small rim chips
    34 cm. wide


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    The arms are those of colonel Messire Jean-Charles-Henri van Dam baron van Dam d'Audignies and Marie-Philippine de Meulde de la Deuze, dame de Thiant, see Archeologie des Familles de Belgique, by Felix-Victor Goethals, p.112.
    The shape of this tureen is probably based on a silver original and was then copied in faience at several European factories including Strasbourg, Crailsheim, Nuremburg and Hochst.
    For further examples of similar form, see D.F. Lunsingh Scheurleer, Chine de Commande, p.218, no. 154, Henry Maertens de Noordhout, Porcelaines chinoises 'Compagnie des Indes' decoré d'armories Belges, p. 23-33, and D. Howard and J. Ayers, China for the West, p.552, pl.571, where the tureen is decorated with gilt flower-sprays

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