3 April 2002
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A CHINESE IMARI ARMORIAL CHARGER,
The arms of Boone at the bottom rim in colored enamels and gilt below a field of scrolling lily, peony and chrysanthemum vine in iron-red, gilt and underglaze blue, the back with two sketchily painted flowering boughs and an underglaze blue lingzhi fungus mark in the center
11 7/8in. (30.1cm.) diam.
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Probably made for Charles Boone, Governor of Bombay in 1716 and a director of the East India Company 1729-35. See D.S. Howard, op. cit., p. 179
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