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    Sale 5362

    Christie's Interiors

    12 August 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 138

    THREE CHINESE ARMORIAL SWEETMEAT DISHES

    CIRCA 1720

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    THREE CHINESE ARMORIAL SWEETMEAT DISHES
    CIRCA 1720
    Decorated in imari palette with the Arms of Fellowes to the centre, the cavetto with groupings of flowering chrysanthemum and lily blossoms
    4¼in. (10.8cm.) wide (3)


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    Sir John Fellowes was born in 1670 and became a director of the South Seas Company and was created a baronet in January 1719. This set must have been ordered in 1719 or 1720 as he was heavily implicated in the crash of the Company in the summer of 1720, and as the set would not have ordered later than this date. See D.S Howard, op.cit., pp.181.

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