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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 377

    TWO ARMORIAL SOUP PLATES

    CIRCA 1715 AND 1720

    Price Realised  

    TWO ARMORIAL SOUP PLATES
    CIRCA 1715 AND 1720
    One boldly painted in the Imari palette with the arms of Lord Somers, the rising sun crest of Walker repeated in error four times on the rim; the other with the arms of Stanley impaling Granville in the center, the rim with famille verte sprays of lotus and chrysanthemum
    8¾ in. (22.2 cm.) and 9 in. (22.8 cm.) diameter, respectively (2)


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    The first commissioned for John Somers, Lord Chancellor, made Lord Somers of Evesham (d.1716) but erroneously decorated with the crest of his friend Dr. William Walker, whose own service had come from China three years earlier. (Cf. Howard, Chinese Armorial Porcelain, vol. I, p. 177)

    Provenance

    with Cohen & Cohen, London (the Somers example)