London, South Kensington
6 March 2003
A FAMILLE ROSE EXPORT MARRIAGE TANKARD WITH DANISH PARCEL-GILT SILVER MOUNTS
THE PORCELAIN QIANLONG, THE MOUNTS 18TH CENTURY
OF CYLINDRICAL FORM WITH FLARING FOOT, PAINTED AND GILT WITH TWO ADJOINING MONOGRAMS BEARING THE INITIALS 'JPS' AND 'JKS' BELOW A BAND OF FLORAL GARLANDS AND ON A GROUND OF SCATTERED FLOWER SPRAYS.
THE SILVER MOUNTED COVER CAST WITH SHAPED FOLIATE PANELS TO THE RIM AND WITH CENTRAL ROUNDEL BEARING THE VIRGIN AND CHILD WITHIN THE MOTTO 'CLYPEVS OMINBVS IN TE SPERANTIBVS', THE PIERCED HANDLE MOUNT WITH FINIAL IN THE FORM OF A LION WEARING A CROWN AND HOLDING A SHIELD BEFORE HIM, FOUR STAMPED MARKS TO INTERIOR, 'COPENHAGEN, 1759, ASSAY MASTER CHRISTOPHER FABRITIUS'.
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