• The Collection of Benjamin F.  auction at Christies

    Sale 2388

    The Collection of Benjamin F. Edwards III

    26 January 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 26

    A LARGE FRENCH MARKET VERTE-IMARI ARMORIAL DISH

    CIRCA 1725

    Price Realised  

    A LARGE FRENCH MARKET VERTE-IMARI ARMORIAL DISH
    CIRCA 1725
    The coat-of-arms surmounted by a cockerel crest and above the motto RESPICE FINEM, the rim with four clusters of still-lifes and flowers, on the back four iron-red flower-heads
    11 in. (27.9 cm.) diameter


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    These arms identified by A. Lebel as of the Buisson de Mondonville family from the area around Chartres, although the exact family member who ordered this handsome service has not yet been discovered.

    Provenance

    With Cohen & Pearce, London.