31 October 2006
A grisaille Export bowl and saucer and two sets of 'armorial' cups and saucers
The bowl and saucer painted with an elegant couple seated on a bench, a dog waiting at their feet, surrounded by a band of scrollwork interspersed with flowers; and two sets of armorial cups and saucers
decorated en grisaille, enamels and gilt with a coat-of-arms surmounted by a knight's helmet underneath a bird and the initials 'SB', the rims decorated with scrolling foliage (6)
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The coat-of-arms are of the Bosschaert family, see Dr. J. Kroes, Chinese Armorial Porcelain for the Dutch Market, 2007, cat. no. 236.
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