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Kangxi

Famille Rose Armorial Sauceboat, C. 1775

U380 Famille rose armorial sauceboat, c. 1775
U380 Famille rose armorial sauceboat, c. 1775
U380 Famille rose armorial sauceboat, c. 1775
U380 Famille rose armorial sauceboat, c. 1775
U380 Famille rose armorial sauceboat, c. 1775
U380 Famille rose armorial sauceboat, c. 1775
U380 Famille rose armorial sauceboat, c. 1775
Ref: U380

Chinese famille rose armorial sauceboat, c. 1775, decorated with the arms of Grant of Darlway in Scotland (Gules a boar's head couped between three Eastern crowns, within a bordure all or; crest, A hand couped at the wrist holding a branch of laurel fructed proper; the motto of Grant of Darlyway being 'Radicem firmant frondles' with flower sprays, the inner rim with a band of spearhead decoration, length: 7 3/4in., 19.7cm; condition: minute restored frits to rim. Provenance: with Davidson Collection label to base. This service was made for Charles Grant of Darlway and Waternish, Inverness-shire, (c. 1746-1823). He was director of the East India Company (1797-1823) and Chairman in 1805, 1809 and 1815, and director of the South Sea Company. For an illustrated example of a salt from this same service see Howard, David S., 'Chinese Armorial Porcelain', Vol. II (London, 1974), p. 523, pl. P24.