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    Sale 1940

    19th Century Furniture, Sculpture, Works of Art and Ceramics

    25 October 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 526

    A PARIS (HONORÉ) ARMORIAL BLUE-GROUND THREE-PIECE GARNITURE

    CIRCA 1844, STENCILLED IRON-RED SCROLL MARKS FOR EDOUARD ET FRANÇOIS HONORÉ, THE COMPOTES INCISED 1901 AND 7

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    A PARIS (HONORÉ) ARMORIAL BLUE-GROUND THREE-PIECE GARNITURE
    Circa 1844, stencilled iron-red scroll marks for Edouard et François Honoré, the compotes incised 1901 and 7
    In the Neo-Rococo taste, comprising a large reticulated strapwork centerbowl and two quatrefoil footed compotes, each enamelled with the crested arms of Weld: azure, a fesse nebuly between three crescents ermine. crested by a wyvern, with wings endorsed sable, gutte' d'or, collared and lined argent
    15 in. (38 cm.) high; 18½ in. (47 cm.) wide, the larger (3)


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    See Régine de Plinval de Guillebon, Porcelaine of Paris, New York, 1972, fig. 80 p. 190 for an illustration of the central form on the Honoré display from Exposition de l'industrie française, année, 1844. The contemporary account by Jules Burat comments that in comparison with the pieces exhibited by Sèvres, including an 'improbable' jardinière which some claimed 'would have been suitable for supporting not a few flowers, but the gardens of Queen Semiramis herself.', 'the pieces by Honoré retain their simplicity'.

    See David Sanctuary Howard, Chinese Armorial Porcelain, London, 1974, Vol. I, p. 251, E11, for a Chinese Export plate circa 1740 with the arms of Umfreville impaling Weld. The Weld family were originally of Saxon descent and later of London, Eaton of Cheshire and Lulworth in Dorset.