• 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 27

    A LARGE PORTUGUESE ARMORIAL PLATE

    CIRCA 1720

    Price Realised  

    A LARGE PORTUGUESE ARMORIAL PLATE
    CIRCA 1720
    With elaborate coat-of-arms of Ataide under a baldaquin and flanked by cherubs rising from architectural scrollwork, all in gilt and verte-Imari colors
    10½ in. (26.7 cm.) diameter


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    From a group of seven services and closely related individual orders all made for Dom Luis Peregrino de Ataide (1700-1758), all in variations on this bold, baroque style, one initialed LA. Ataide, 10th Count of Atouguia, was a counselor to Joao V and 6th Viceroy of Brazil. See N. de Castro, Chinese Porcelain and the Heraldry of the Empire, p. 61.

    Provenance

    Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 14 May 1996, lot 115.