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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 360

    A RARE FRENCH ARMORIAL CUP AND SAUCER

    CIRCA 1770

    Price Realised  

    A RARE FRENCH ARMORIAL CUP AND SAUCER
    CIRCA 1770
    Brightly enamelled with the arms of Magon de Saint Élier on a rocaille shell flanked by two lions, surrounded by rocaille cartouches centering portraits of a Chinese merchant
    5 3/8 in. (13.6 cm.) diameter, the saucer (2)


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    This service was ordered for Dominique-Julien Magon de Saint Élier (Ile de France, 1759-1828), an assistant to the King's general attorney and mayor of Saint-Jouan des Guérets (Brittany). His father was director of the Compagnie des Indes. Our thanks to Antoine Lebel for the identification. A further discussion can be found in his forthcoming book, to be published in 2008.