Lot 377: PAIR OF CHINESE EXPORT PORCELAIN ARMORIAL OCTAGONAL PLATES WITH THE ARMS OF BRUCE, CIRCA 1785.
October 25, 2016
Portsmouth, NH, USALive Auction
Description: Each painted and gilt with the armorial and misspelled motto "EAC BENE NE DUBITAS," correctly "FAC BENE NE DUETTAS," within a husk border and matching band around the rim. Width 9 3/8 inches.Provenance: Shreve, Crump & Low Co., Boston, Massachusetts.Literature: David Sanctuary Howard, "Chinese Armorial Porcelain," vol. I, p. 665, T11.