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Lot 524: The Manigault Family Armorial
January 18, 2014
Ashville, NC, USALive Auction
Description: Chinese Export Porcelain Plattercirca 1820, large oval platter with sepia decoration centering the Manigault family arms depicting three hooded falcons within a shield with a crescent topped by a "savage" with headdress over a banner inscribed [Pros Picere Quam Ul Cisci,] 17 in., excellent condition with very light surface wear and scratches. Notes: Charles Izard Manigault of Charleston left for China in 1817 and returned in 1823. Manigault recorded that he purchased the set in Canton in 1820. The set originally totaled an elaborate service of 381 pieces. For more on the set, see Robert Leath, [In Pursuit of Refinement: Charlestonians Abroad 1740-1860,] pp. 293 and 328. See also David Howard, [Chinese Armorial Porcelain, Volume II,] p. 543.. Provenance: By descent in the Manigault Family
Condition Report: excellent condition with very light surface wear and scratches