• Fine Chinese Ceramics and Work auction at Christies

    Sale 7762

    Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

    3 November 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 322

    A PAIR OF FAMILLE ROSE ARMORIAL SOUP-PLATES FOR THE PORTUGUESE MARKET

    QIANLONG PERIOD, CIRCA 1765

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    A PAIR OF FAMILLE ROSE ARMORIAL SOUP-PLATES FOR THE PORTUGUESE MARKET
    QIANLONG PERIOD, CIRCA 1765
    With foliate quatrefoil rims, each brightly and finely enamelled with a severed animal's leg on a green foliage ground, encircled by a ribboned flower and fruit wreath surrounded by eight groups of fish, vegetables, game, poultry and fruit, the border with floral ribboned swags suspended from a ribboned band at the rim, scenes of fishing and shooting, a coat-of-arms, and the inscription SALDANHA DE AL BU QUER QUE
    8 5/8 in. (22 cm.) wide (2)


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    The arms are those of Dom Gaspar de Saldanha e Albuquerque, Rector of the University of Coimbra, Prelate of the Patriarchal Church of Lisbon, Judge, Deputy of the Board of Conscience and Orders, and President of the respective Tribunal. His father was Governor and Captain-General of Rio de Janeiro. See N. de Castro, Chinese Porcelain and the Heraldry of the Empire, 1988, p. 105, where a tureen, cover and stand, probably the same sold in these Rooms, 2 March 1976, lot 264, are illustrated. Another, from the McCann Collection in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, is illustrated by M. Beurdeley, Porcelain of the East India Companies, 1962, cat. 157, p. 186, and by J. G. Phillips, China Trade Porcelain, 1960, colour plate 6. For an oblong octagonal dish and an unusual enamelled copper tray and domed cover from this service, see J. G. Phillips, ibid., 1960, pls. 37 and 39; the latter is also illustrated by M. Beurdeley, ibid., 1962, cat. 79. A serving dish and enamel cover from the J. A. Lloyd Hyde Collection is illustrated by A. du Boulay, Christie's Pictorial History of Chinese Ceramics, Oxford, 1984, p. 280, fig. 6; and sold in these Rooms, 8 July 1974, lot 227.

    A pair of plates was sold in our New York Rooms, 24 January 1992, lot 26; a single plate in these Rooms, 6 April 1998, lot 117; a dish also in these Rooms, 16 November 1999, lot 397; and a rare bottle cooler in our New York Rooms, 26 January 2006, lot 18.

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    Provenance

    With Albright Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York.


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