London, South Kensington
14 November 2002
An armorial mounted Cantonese bough pot
the porcelain painted and gilt with shaped panels of digniataries and ladies at leisure in gardens and on terraces, all within borders moulded in relief with shrews amongst vines, set within silvered bronze rococo-style mounts, bearing two coats of arms with the motto 'Amor et Virtus' within heavy scroll and floral borders -- 11in. (29.9cm.) high, (cover missing, losses and minor repairs).
The arms are probably of a Brandenburg ducal house.
See Illustration and detail of coat of arms.
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