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    Sale 1957

    Chinese Export Art

    23 January 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 56

    AN ARMORIAL CHARGER

    CIRCA 1725

    Price Realised  

    AN ARMORIAL CHARGER
    CIRCA 1725
    The arms of Merry in colors in the center between large crossed palm fronds, the well with iron-red and gilt cell pattern and on the rim underglaze blue strapwork interrupted by three clusters of famille rose flowers, all centering the mast and furled sail crest, the back with three iron-red peony sprigs
    15 3/8 in. (39 cm.) diameter


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    The arms of Merry of Herringfleet Hall, near Yarmouth, Norfolk, probably for London merchant Richard Merry, as reported by D.S. Howard, op. cit., vol. I, p. 221.