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    Sale 2818


    31 March - 1 April 2009, Amsterdam

  • Lot 466

    An assorted lot of Chinese armorial and 'monogrammed' porcelain

    QIANLONG (1735-1796)

    Price Realised  


    An assorted lot of Chinese armorial and 'monogrammed' porcelain
    Qianlong (1735-1796)
    Comprising a 'monogrammed' bowl enamelled and gilt with a roundel enclosing the monogram 'GJW', 12 cm. diam.; a bowl decorated below the rim with a tied ribbon, suspending a shield including a monogram, restored, 10 cm. diam.; a mustard-pot and cover enamelled with the arms of MacDonald accolé with Forbes leaning against a palm tree and suspending ribbon with the motto PER MARE PER TERRAS, 9 cm. high; an armorial saucer decorated with an accolé coat-of- arms, 12 cm. diam.; a 'monogrammed' saucer, re-stuck rim chip, 11.5 cm. diam.; and an armorial tea-bowl, minor frits and gilt rubbing (6)

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    For a detailed discussion on the MacDonald family history, see D.S. Howard, Chinese Armorial Porcelain, London, 1974, p. 279.

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