21 January 2003
A SET OF FOUR ARMORIAL SALTS AND A SMALL BOWL
Each with the arms of Hale impaling Dissert in colors within gilt shell and scroll border, the salts' octagonal sides with sprays of dianthus, peony, camellia and daisy in grisaille, iron-red and gilt, the bowl with famille rose peony branches on each side
3 3/8in. wide, the salts; 7¾in. diam., the bowl (5)
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