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A Collecting Legacy: Property from the Collection of Nelson & Happy Rockefeller

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A CHINESE EXPORT ARMORIAL SOUP PLATE, QING DYNASTY, YONGZHENG PERIOD, CIRCA 1731
painted in the center with the arms of Peers
diameter 8 3/8 in.; 21.3 cm
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Catalogue Note

For the arms, see David Sanctuary Howard, Chinese Armorial Porcelain, London, 1974, p. 249, E10. It is interesting to note that the invoice accompanying this service, dated 10th of December, 1731, remains in the possession of the family of Sir Charles Peers, and it reads: 'Invoice of Two Chests of China Ware, Laden on board the Ship Harrison, Capt Samuel Martin, Commander, bound to the port of London and to go consigned to Charles Peers Esq. on his proper Aud. and Risque.' This account makes this service one of the few examples in the history of Chinese armorial porcelain to have a surviving invoice, the most famous and well known example being the Okeover service.
The reverse of this example is accompanied by two labels, one bearing the logo of Vista Alegre and inscribed with 'Rockefeller' and an inventory number 79M/ 78, the other indicating the colors of the plate, for production and color proofing purposes for the Nelson Rockefeller Collection reproductions.

A Collecting Legacy: Property from the Collection of Nelson & Happy Rockefeller

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New York