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    Sale 1957

    Chinese Export Art

    23 January 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 68

    TWO ARMORIAL PLATES

    CIRCA 1745 AND 1728

    Price Realised  

    TWO ARMORIAL PLATES
    CIRCA 1745 AND 1728
    The first puce and gilt with the arms of Bennet Earl of Tankerville quarterly of six impaling Colville, the other octagonal and with the arms of Lowther impaling Adams (?)
    9 and 8 7/8 in. (22.9 and 22.5 cm.) diameter (2)


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    Charles, 2nd Earl Tankerville, married Camilla Colville, lady of the bedchamber to Queen Caroline, in about 1725. This plate from one of about eight Chinese services ordered by the Bennet family. See D.S. Howard, op. cit., vol. I, pp. 210 and 315.

    Provenance

    Both bearing RCE collection labels; Lowther from the W. Quennell collection, sold Sotheby's London 22 June 1933
    By descent to the seller