26 January 2015
AN ARMORIAL PART TEA SERVICE
Comprising a teapot and cover and twelve cups and saucers, each bearing the arms of Grigby impaling Bird within floral sprays
9 in. (23 cm.) high
With Tudor-Craig, 1923-27.
The Starkie-Bence Family; Boardman & Oliver, Kentwell Hall, Suffolk, 1970.
Acquired from James Robinson, NY, 1972.
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D.S. Howard, Chinese Armorial Porcelain, vol. I, p. 407.
The coat of arms is that of John Grigby, a MP who married Anne Bird of Warwickshire and London.
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