3 April 2002
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A CHINESE IMARI ARMORIAL PLATE,
With the arms of Boone at the bottom rim showing the elephant tusk and cap out of a ducal coronet crest, all below a field of leafy sprigs of peony, chrysanthemum and lily in Chinese Imari colors, the back with two sketchily painted blossoming boughs
8 5/8in. (21.9cm.) diam.
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Five services were made for the Boone family, this one and one other probably for Charles Boone, Governor of Bombay from 1716 to 1720 and a director of the East India Co. 1729 to 1735. See D.S. Howard, op. cit., p. 942
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