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    Sale 1957

    Chinese Export Art

    23 January 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 77

    AN ANTI-GALLICAN SOCIETY PLATE

    CIRCA 1760

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    AN ANTI-GALLICAN SOCIETY PLATE
    CIRCA 1760
    In the center the arms of the Society showing St. George as a Roman warrior trampling a shield with three fleur-de-lys, below the motto ST GEORGE AND OLD ENGLAND and Britannia crest, gilt vine and spearhead borders
    9 in. (22.9 cm.) diameter


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    Members of the Anti-Gallican Society, formed in London in 1745, sent a number of orders to China, primarily for punchbowls, but also for mugs and services. According to D.S. Howard, op. cit, vol. I, p. 418, the Society was re-formed in 1757, inspiring the production of further porcelain with its arms.