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A RARE CHINESE EXPORT ARMORIAL SOAP DISH, COVER AND LINER FOR THE PORTUGUESE MARKET, QING DYNASTY, JIAQING PERIOD, CIRCA 1810
the cover painted with the arms of Silviera impaling Távora and inscribed with the motto FINDIT QUAS CUM QUA, the liner pierced, the exterior of the dish with a scale diaper border and crossed foliate sprigs
length 5 1/8 in.; 13 cm
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Provenance

Christie's New York, January 25, 2000, lot 40

Catalogue Note

For the arms and a hot water plate from the service, see Jose Roberto Teixeira Leite, As Companhias das Índias e a Porcelana Chinesa de EncomendaSão Paulo, 1986, cat. no. 76. Another example from the service, a soup plate, is in the collection of the Fine Art Museums of San Francisco, accession number 55.2.2, previously in the Helena Woolworth McCann Collection, a gift of The Winfield Foundation.

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