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Three various armorial dishes Qianlong

Three various armorial dishes, Qianlong. Photo Bonhams.

he first bearing the arms of the Van Schoonhoven family of Rotterdam and Leiden and the Geraerds family of Haarlem, on a floral bianco-sopra-bianco ground, within a spearhead band and grisaille and gilt ‘Du Paquier’ style border, circa 1739; the second bearing the arms of Hotham impaling Morley, bearing the motto ‘Have A Care’, the rim with bianco-sopra-bianco floral decoration alternating with enamelled emblems, circa 1755; the third bearing the arms of Martin Impaling Gilpin bearing the motto ‘Pro Patria’, within a gilt chain band and famille rose enamelled floral border, circa 1760. All approx. 22cm (8.5/8in) wide. Estimate £1,500 – 2,500 (€1,900 – 3,100)

Property of a European Noble Family

Van Schoonhoven plate: For a tea caddy from this service see ‘Chinese Ceramics in the Collection of the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam’, Christiaan J.A Jorg, p.305, no.358. The service was ordered for the marriage of Thymon van Schoonhoven and Elizabeth Geraerds in 1739. Van Schoonhoven was one of the directors of the VOC between 1760 and 1765.
Provenance: Purchased Palais Des Beaux Arts, Brussels, June 1976.

Hotham/Morley: For a dish from this service see ‘Chinese Armorial Porcelain’, D.S Howard, p.546, no. Q3.

Martin/Gilpin dish: For a dish from this service see ‘Chinese Armorial Porcelain’, D.S Howard, p. 570, no. Q9.

Bonhams. ASIAN ART, 11 Sep 2014 10:30 BST. LONDON, KNIGHTSBRIDGE