Asian Art Auction

November 28, 2016

LOT 105
A Chinese Export Armorial Plate, Mertins, Yongzheng Period, Circa 1725
  • A Chinese Export Armorial Plate, Mertins, Yongzheng Period, Circa 1725

105

A Chinese Export Armorial Plate, Mertins, Yongzheng Period, Circa 1725

清雍正 中國外銷紋章瓷盤

Painted in the centre with the arms of John-Henry Mertins, son of Sir George Mertins, Sheriff of Essex in 1705 and Lord Mayor of London in 1725, impaling those of his wife Bridget Peck, eldest daughter of William Peck of Little Samford Hall, encircled by a wide band on the well, all within an unusual famille rose floral outer border along the rim
diameter 8.75" — 22.2 cm.

Estimate $1,500-$2,000

Realised: $1,875
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

About artist/note:

A pair with identical arms and design was sold at Christie’s New York, January 23, 2008, lot 74

Literature:

A plate from this service is illustrated by Howard in Chinese Armorial Porcelain, I, page 213, no. D4

Provenance:

Important Private Canadian Collection of Armorial Porcelain (lots 104-117)

Additional Info:

Department: Asian Art
Ceramics: Export
Origin: China
Wares: Plate