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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 333

    A LARGE FAMILLE ROSE ARMORIAL VASE AND COVER

    CIRCA 1760

    Price Realised  

    A LARGE FAMILLE ROSE ARMORIAL VASE AND COVER
    CIRCA 1760
    Of flattened baluster form and basketweave molded, decorated front and back with a panel centering the arms of Fitzroy impaling Cosby above the motto ET DECUS ET PRETIUM RECTI within a garland of flowers and gilt bamboo, flanked by two bois-simulé handles, the cover with Buddhistic lion finial
    20¼ in. (51.4 cm.) high


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    The arms of those of Elizabeth Cosby, daughter of the governor of New York, Colonel William Cosby, and her husband Augustus Fitzroy, third son of the 2nd Duke of Grafton. Their son Augustus Henry succeeded his grandfather as 3rd Duke in 1957 and later became Prime Minister in 1769.

    Provenance

    Anonymous sale, Sotheby's, New York, 25 January 1989, lot 386
    Anonymous sale, Christie's, New York 2 November 1992, lot 30


    Literature

    D.S. Howard, The Choice of the Private Trader, p. 414, pl. 287