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    Sale 2261

    The Hodroff Collection, Part III

    21 January 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 220

    AN ARMORIAL CHARGER

    CIRCA 1725

    Price Realised  

    AN ARMORIAL CHARGER
    CIRCA 1725
    Finely painted in colored enamels and gilt in the center with the arms of Haldane between eagle supporters and above the motto SUFFER, all contained within a gilt and black border after a bookplate, the underglaze blue borders finely painted with clusters of flowers guarded by cell diaper patterns, the Haldane crest at the top
    14¼ in. (36.1 cm.) diameter


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    For a soup plate from this service, see Christie's, New York, 23 January 2004, lot 170. According to Fuchs and Howard, op. cit., this service is the earliest known example of armorial porcelain based on a bookplate, and the Chinese painter most likely did not realize that the surrounding gilt and black square was not part of the arms.

    Literature

    Fuchs and Howard, Made in China, p. 50, no. 14.