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Summer Fine Art and Antique Auction - Day 1

Sat, Jul 9, 2022 09:00AM EDT
Lot 24

4 Chinese Export Porcelain Armorial Plates & 1 Shallow Bowl, Total 5

Estimate: $500 - $600

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1st-2nd items: Pair of Chinese Famille Rose porcelain export saucers, painted in the manner of Johann Gregor Horoldt, the central reserves depicting figures seated at a table drinking tea and the rims with vignettes depicting figures engaged in various activities interspersed with floral sprigs, gilt highlights throughout. One plate retains a retailer label for "Vic Pearson & Co Ltd., London". 8 7/8" dia. 18th century. 3rd item: Chinese Export porcelain armorial plate, the center with a coat of arms, possibly for James Seys of Penrose in Monmouth, the rim with applied scrolling enameled decoration. Plate retains a retailer label for "Vic Pearson & Co Ltd., London". 9" dia. 18th century. 4th item: Edme Samson export armorial plate, decorated in the 18th century Chinese Export Armorial style.The center bearing a polychrome and parcel gilt Order of the Garter coat of arms flanked by a lion and unicorn and surmounted by a crown, reading "Honi soit qui Mal y pense" ("Shame on him who thinks evil of it") and encircled with polychrome floral sprigs. The rim with polychrome floral swags and gilt link chain decoration. Red Samson Asian style mark on the underside. 9 1/2" dia. Late 19th century. 5th item: Chinese Export armorial porcelain bowl, the center with a coat of arms, possibly for the family Peers, polychrome and parcel-gilt depicting griffins on a shield. The rim with polychrome vignettes of a griffin and foliate designs within gilt fretwork; foliate sprays to underside of rim. Bowl retains a partial retailer label for "Vic Pearson & Co Ltd., London". 8 3/8" dia. 18th century.

The Collection of Dr. Joe Newsom Rawlings, Davisboro, Georgia.


1st-2nd items: Both plates with evidence of restoration, visible under UV light inspection. 3rd item: Very minor fleabites to the underside of the rim. 4th item: Overall good condition, no chips or hairlines. 5th item: Overall good condition, losses to decoration, primarily to gilt. Possible old restoration to one area of the rim.