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    Sale 1957

    Chinese Export Art

    23 January 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 122

    A 'GOVERNOR DUFF' TEA CADDY

    CIRCA 1720

    Price Realised  

    A 'GOVERNOR DUFF' TEA CADDY
    CIRCA 1720
    Of lobed outline with applied scrollwork border around the base, finely enamelled in iron-red, grisaille, sepia and gilt with a European couple and their dog walking in an autumn garden, her scarf bright green, with replacement metalwork cover
    4 in. (10.1 cm.) high


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    This subject is popularly thought to be Governor-General Duiven, posted by the Dutch East India Co. to Batavia 1729-31, or alternatively Louis XIV of France, though no print source has so far been identified to confirm either theory. See D.S. Howard, The Choice of the Private Trader, p. 62. for a further discussion and illustration of a plate from the Hodroff collection.