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Lot 520: CHINESE EXPORT ARMORIAL CHARGER WITH JOHN ELWICK COAT OF ARMS, 18th century
October 27, 2016
Boston, MA, USALive Auction
CHINESE EXPORT ARMORIAL CHARGER WITH JOHN ELWICK COAT OF ARMS, 18th century
decorated with an Asian landscape in grisaille and with superimposed enamel and gilt coat of arms; the rim with black and gold brocade and grisaille cartouche border; diameter: 13 3/4 in.
Provenance: Property of a Boston Family
Literature: A similar plate in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York collection, is illustrated and discussed in, Claire Le Corbeiller, China Trade Porcelain: Patterns of Exchange, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1974, plate 22
Other Notes: John Elwick (d. 1730) was a director of the English East India Company
rim restored; some rubbing to gilt and enamels