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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 331

    AN INITIALLED ARMORIAL MUG

    CIRCA 1790

    Price Realised  

    AN INITIALLED ARMORIAL MUG
    CIRCA 1790
    Enamelled to one side with a blackamoor crest above the gilt initials E.B.M. and the motto EXTREMIS USQUE PRIORES, probably for Moore, the reverse with a scantily clad Venus in a sea chariot, the rim with ribbon-tied vases and garlands alternating with panels of trellis and diaper, the handle as an open-mouthed dragon
    5¼ in. (13.3 cm.) high


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    For another mug from the set see D.S. Howard, Chinese Armorial Porcelain, vol. II, p. 548.