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Pair of Chinese Export Polychrome Decorated Oval Armorial Platters

Auction:
2255
Lot:
120
Sold for:
$1,645$1,400

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2255
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 07, 2004 11:00AM

Description:

Pair of Chinese Export Polychrome Decorated Oval Armorial Platters, 1770-80, the platters decorated in the center with a rococo cartouche enclosing a grisaille arm holding a shield, with the hand clenching the strap of the shield and holding a victory laurel, above a rose banner inscribed with the motto "SUB CLYPEO" (behind the shield), encircled by polychrome floral sprigs and fruit, the rim with four floral border panels within bianco-sopra-bianco scrollwork and four cartouches painted with flowers and fruit, the underside of the cavetto with a border of bamboo, flowers and fruit with gilt highlights, dia. 11 1/2 in.
Estimate $1,000-1,200

Keywords

Escutcheon, Flower, Scrollwork

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