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A VERY LARGE PAIR OF CHINESE IMARI ARMORIAL DISHES
A VERY LARGE PAIR OF CHINESE IMARI ARMORIAL DISHES
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PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE SOUTHERN COLLECTION
A VERY LARGE PAIR OF CHINESE IMARI ARMORIAL DISHES

KANGXI PERIOD, CIRCA 1705

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A VERY LARGE PAIR OF CHINESE IMARI ARMORIAL DISHES
KANGXI PERIOD, CIRCA 1705
The arms of Pitt, auspicious symbol mark on base in blue
18 ½ in. (47 cm.) diameter

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Thomas Pitt (1653-1726), founder of the 18th century political dynasty, was a Governor General of Fort St. George and later of Jamiaca. Known as 'Diamond Pitt', he sold a 141-carat diamond to the Duc d'Orleans for the French crown jewels, on view at the Louvre since 1887.
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