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27 October 2016, 10:00 EST
Boston, MA, USALive Auction
Lot 520: CHINESE EXPORT ARMORIAL CHARGER WITH JOHN ELWICK COAT OF ARMS, 18th century(240 views)
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CHINESE EXPORT ARMORIAL CHARGER WITH JOHN ELWICK COAT OF ARMS, 18th century
decorated with an Asian landscape in grisaille and with superimposed enamel and gilt coat of arms; the rim with black and gold brocade and grisaille cartouche border; diameter: 13 3/4 in.
Provenance: Property of a Boston Family
Literature: A similar plate in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York collection, is illustrated and discussed in, Claire Le Corbeiller, China Trade Porcelain: Patterns of Exchange, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1974, plate 22
Other Notes: John Elwick (d. 1730) was a director of the English East India Company
rim restored; some rubbing to gilt and enamels