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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 362

    AN ARMORIAL TEAPOT AND COVER

    CIRCA 1755

    Price Realised  

    AN ARMORIAL TEAPOT AND COVER
    CIRCA 1755
    Of globular form with knop finial, painted to both sides with the arms of Aulnette du Vautenet flanked by lions, the cover and sides enriched with grisaille rocaille scrollwork, the rims with Vitruvian scroll
    6¼ in. (15.9 cm.) high (2)


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    At the time of the Mottahedeh sale these arms were thought to be those of Anceau de Lavelanet of Languedoc. They have since been attributed to Charles-Louis-Mathurin Aulnette du Vauenet (1716-1764), a Knight in the Order of Saint-Louis and an officer for the Compagnie des Indes. We would like to thank Antoine Lebel for his help identifying these arms. More information can be found in his forthcoming book, expected in 2008.

    Provenance

    The Mildred R. and Rafi Y. Mottahedeh Collection, Sotheby's, New York, 19 October 2000, lot 262


    Exhibited

    Virginia Museum, 1981-82