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Lot 380: A Chinese export famille rose soup plate, c.1735, 8.75in.
October 23, 2013
Lewes, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: A Chinese export famille rose soup plate, c.1735, painted with the arms of Clarke, within fruiting vines borders, 8.75in.
Some slight wear to the enamels in the upper part of the mantel of the crest possibly where another piece has sat inside it at one stage, there are some minute chips to the foot rim but otherwise in good condition, the gilding being particularly good.
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Notes: Provenance: Clarke-Jervoise family, thence by descent. Literature: See David Sanctuary Howard Chinese Armorial Porcelain p.266, F2, where the author believes that the Arms may also belong to George Clarke, Lieutenant Governor of New York in 1736.