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    Sale 2261

    The Hodroff Collection, Part III

    21 January 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 217

    THREE CHINESE IMARI ARMORIAL PIECES

    CIRCA 1716-20

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    THREE CHINESE IMARI ARMORIAL PIECES
    CIRCA 1716-20
    The bowl painted front and back with the arms of Horsemonden of Kent between stylized lotus and ruyi-head cartouches; the plates with the arms of Talbot and Boone, respectively, within lotus, chrysanthemum and other flowers
    9¾ in. (24.7 cm.) diameter, the Talbot plate (3)


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    Daniel Horsemonden was one of a number of members of this Kent family that emigrated to America in the 17th and 18th centuries. Born in 1691, he died in Flatbush, New York, 1778.

    Provenance

    Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 6 June 1967, lot 208 (the bowl).
    The Mildred R. and Rafi Y. Mottahedeh Collection; Sotheby's, New York, 19 October 2000, lot 148 (the bowl).


    Literature

    Howard and Ayers, China for the West, vol. I., pp. 142-3, no. 123 (the bowl).
    Fuchs and Howard, Made in China, p. 21 (Boone) and p. 44, no. 9 (Talbot).


    Exhibited

    China Institute in America, 1976, no. 9.
    Viriginia Museum, 1981-82.
    New-York Historical Society, New York City, New York and the China Trade, 1984, no. A8 (the bowl, all exhibits).