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    Sale 7581

    Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Including Export Art

    13 May 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 294

    TWO ARMORIAL PLATES AND A MONOGRAMMED EWER AND COVER

    QIANLONG, CIRCA 1745-65

    Price Realised  

    TWO ARMORIAL PLATES AND A MONOGRAMMED EWER AND COVER
    QIANLONG, CIRCA 1745-65
    Comprising a moulded verte-Imari foliate-rimmed plate for the Swedish market, with the arms of Count Tessin; a famille rose plate for the French market, with arms of Mirleau impaling Garnier; and a large ewer and cover with a cypher within a cartouche surmounted by a coronet divided by tied floral bouquets
    9¼ and 9 in. (23.5 and 23 cm.) diam., and 9 in. (23 cm.) high (3)


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    Count Tessin (1695-1770) was Swedish ambassador to Paris, a writer and, according to M. Beurdeley, 'a man of liberal views'; see M. Beurdeley, Porcelain of the East India Companies, London, 1962, p. 197, cat. 202 for a tureen and cover from this service. The French market plate was made for Louis-Antoine Mirleau de Neuville, Fermier Général from 1758-80, who in 1760 married Adélaïde-Julie Garnier d'Isle, daughter of Charles Garnier, architect and controller-in-chief of the Royal buildings. (We are grateful to Antoine Lebel for his assistance with these arms). The ewer bears the coronet of a European marquis, and is most likely for either the Spanish or French market.

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