Lot 378: CHINESE EXPORT PORCELAIN ARMORIAL WARMING DISH AND PLATE WITH THE ARMS OF NISBET, CIRCA 1800.
October 25, 2016
Portsmouth, NH, USALive Auction
Description: Each painted and gilt with the arms of Nisbet, the crest of a boar and motto "VIS FORTIBUS ARMA" [ARMOR] (Strength is arms to the brave). Diameters 9 5/8 and 9 7/8 inches.Provenance: "Property of the Toledo Museum of Art, Sold to Benefit the Acquisitions Fund," Northeast Auctions, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, November 17, 2012, lot 216.Literature: David Sanctuary Howard, "Chinese Armorial Porcelain," vol. I, p. 752, W4.