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An armorial oval warming dish and cover
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An armorial oval warming dish and cover

CIRCA 1800

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An armorial oval warming dish and cover
Circa 1800
Decorated in pseudo-Imari style with a central coat-of-arms held by an elephant and a tiger, surrounded by radiating alternate panels of flowering chrysanthemum or a flower-head reserved on a blue ground, the double-based dish appied with a spout and an openwork handle, the cover surmounted by a bud finial, slight rubbing to the gilt
36.4 cm. wide
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Christie's charge a buyer's premium of 20.825% of the hammer price for lots with values up to NLG 200,000. If the hammer price exceeds the NLG 200,000 then the premium is calculated at 20.825% of the first NLG 200,000 plus 11.9% of any amount in excess of NLG 200,000.

Lot Essay

See for a plate from the same service D.Howard and J.Ayers, China for the West, London and New York, 1978, Volume II, p.475, pl.487. The authors state that an armorial service with exactly the same design was made by Chamberlain at Worcester in the late 1790s for Hay, Earl of Errol.
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