THREE CHINESE ARMORIAL SALTS
QIANLONG PERIOD, CIRCA 1750 AND CIRCA 1760
The first of circular form supported on a hexagonal base, enamelled and gilt with the arms of Weyland quartering Roberts and impaling Sheldon below a band of spearheads at the rim; the second of octagonal form with the arms of Wilson and the motto VIRTUTE ET LABORE within a green enamel surround; and the last of similar form with the arms of Bonwick within chain pattern
All about 3 1/8 in. (8 cm.) wide (3)
The third example: with Santos, Lisbon and London.
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For the arms see D. S. Howard, Chinese Armorial Porcelain, London, 1974, p. 471 (for the first), p. 420 (for the second), and p. 571 (for the last), where an almost identical salt in the British Museum is illustrated.
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