A SET OF THREE ENGLISH MARKET ARMORIAL DISHES
The Leo and Doris Hodroff Collection
A SET OF THREE ENGLISH MARKET ARMORIAL DISHES

KANGXI PERIOD, CIRCA 1720

Details
A SET OF THREE ENGLISH MARKET ARMORIAL DISHES
KANGXI PERIOD, CIRCA 1720
With the arms of Pitt with Ridgway in pretense
12 ¼ in. (30.7 cm.) diameter, the charger
Provenance
The Benjamin F. Edwards III Collection; Christie's, New York, 22 January 2002, lot 227 (the plates).

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Lot Essay

Thomas Pitt of Blandford married Lady Frances Ridgeway in 1717 and was created Baron Londonderry in 1719. His father, a Governor of Fort St. George India, had fostered the family fortune when he sold an Indian diamond (still in the Crown of France) to the French royal family for a huge profit. His nephew was to become the famous statesman and Prime Minister. See D.S. Howard, Chinese Armorial Porcelain, vol. I, p. 184.
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