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Two pairs of armorial plates Qianlong, circa 1740-1750

Two pairs of armorial plates, Qianlong, circa 1740-1750. Photo Bonhams.

Each enamelled and gilt to the centre with the arms of Van Den Cruyce, one pair with puce and iron red enamel landscape vignettes to the rims on gilt foliate grounds, the second pair decorated en grisaille and gilt to the cavetto with a band of leafy floral and fruiting stems, the borders with bianco-sopra-bianco decoration within gilt spearhead bands. 22.5cm (8.7/8in) diam. Estimate £2,000 – 3,000 (€2,500 – 3,800)

Property of a European Noble Family

Provenance: the pair of bianco-sopra-bianco border plates purchased from Galerie Georges Giroux, Brussels, November, 1951.

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