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Three Armorial Porcelain Table Items, Jingdezhen, China, mid-18th century.

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Three Armorial Porcelain Table Items, Jingdezhen, China, mid-18th century.
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Marlborough, Massachusetts

Three Armorial Porcelain Table Items, Jingdezhen, China, mid-18th century. Assembled group includes: 1. One milk pitcher lacking cover, the rim and beaked spout decorated with gold foliate band border, frontispiece opposite applied rolled handle depicting large scroll-edged shield bearing the arms of HUSSEY of Dorset, Barry of six ermines and gules, quartering FRYE of Dulcis, Gules three horses courant [argent], and impaling ABBEY or ABBY, Gules five fusils in fess argent between three escallops argent, below Hussey crest, A boot sable, topped ermine, spurred and leathered or, on the top two arms proper issuing out of clouds azure, and grasping a heart of the fourth, surmounted by a banner inscribed 'Cor mobile cor immobile' (A heart noble, a mind determined), all flanked by foliate mantling and crossed fronds intertwined with plain banner, wd. 4, dp. 3, ht. 4 1/4 in. 2. One covered milk pitcher with red and gold cell diaper borders forming a register filled with lotus and peony motifs in gold and famille rose enamels, one side depicting a mantled scrolled shield bearing arms of BATE or BATES of Yorkshire, Sable a fess engrailed argent, between three dexter hands couped bendways or, above a banner inscribed 'Fide et fortitudine' (Faith and strength), wd. 3 3/4, dp. 3, ht. 4 1/2 in. 3. One small vase with galleried rim encircled by spearhead border over inverted baluster body, the pedestal foot embellished with pierced and gilded volute molding, two walls enamel-painted to depict symmetrical shield bearing arms of MEARES of County Westmeath, Ireland, Argent a ship with three masts, sails furled shrouded sable impaling the arms, Vert a stag couchant or, for DOWNES or RAY, surmounted by the Meares crest, A mermaid proper, and flanked by floral garlands and plumes above a banner inscribed 'Omnia fortunae committo' (I commit everything to fortune), diam. 2 3/4, ht. 4 1/4 in. Footnotes: Provenance Both jugs purchased from Philip Suval, New York, New York, 28 October 1981. Vase purchased from David Orgell, Beverly Hills, California, 30 November 1991. Literature The Bate(s) milk pitcher is illustrated in David Sanctuary Howard, Chinese Armorial Porcelain (London: Faber & Faber, 1974), addendum no. D4, p. 942. For the arms of Meares, see Howard, no. P23, p. 514. Includes correspondence with Howard regarding the quartered and impaled arms on the Hussey pitcher. For further information on this lot please visit Bonhams.com For further information about this lot please visit the lot listing

Three Armorial Porcelain Table Items, Jingdezhen, China, mid-18th century. Assembled group includes: 1. One milk pitcher lacking cover, the rim and beaked spout decorated with gold foliate band border, frontispiece opposite applied rolled handle depicting large scroll-edged shield bearing the arms of HUSSEY of Dorset, Barry of six ermines and gules, quartering FRYE of Dulcis, Gules three horses courant [argent], and impaling ABBEY or ABBY, Gules five fusils in fess argent between three escallops argent, below Hussey crest, A boot sable, topped ermine, spurred and leathered or, on the top two arms proper issuing out of clouds azure, and grasping a heart of the fourth, surmounted by a banner inscribed 'Cor mobile cor immobile' (A heart noble, a mind determined), all flanked by foliate mantling and crossed fronds intertwined with plain banner, wd. 4, dp. 3, ht. 4 1/4 in. 2. One covered milk pitcher with red and gold cell diaper borders forming a register filled with lotus and peony motifs in gold and famille rose enamels, one side depicting a mantled scrolled shield bearing arms of BATE or BATES of Yorkshire, Sable a fess engrailed argent, between three dexter hands couped bendways or, above a banner inscribed 'Fide et fortitudine' (Faith and strength), wd. 3 3/4, dp. 3, ht. 4 1/2 in. 3. One small vase with galleried rim encircled by spearhead border over inverted baluster body, the pedestal foot embellished with pierced and gilded volute molding, two walls enamel-painted to depict symmetrical shield bearing arms of MEARES of County Westmeath, Ireland, Argent a ship with three masts, sails furled shrouded sable impaling the arms, Vert a stag couchant or, for DOWNES or RAY, surmounted by the Meares crest, A mermaid proper, and flanked by floral garlands and plumes above a banner inscribed 'Omnia fortunae committo' (I commit everything to fortune), diam. 2 3/4, ht. 4 1/4 in. Footnotes: Provenance Both jugs purchased from Philip Suval, New York, New York, 28 October 1981. Vase purchased from David Orgell, Beverly Hills, California, 30 November 1991. Literature The Bate(s) milk pitcher is illustrated in David Sanctuary Howard, Chinese Armorial Porcelain (London: Faber & Faber, 1974), addendum no. D4, p. 942. For the arms of Meares, see Howard, no. P23, p. 514. Includes correspondence with Howard regarding the quartered and impaled arms on the Hussey pitcher. For further information on this lot please visit Bonhams.com For further information about this lot please visit the lot listing

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Tags: Porcelain, Pitcher, Vase, Famille Rose, Jug