A group of Chinese export armorial teawares, second half 18th century
comprising: a teapot and cover painted with the arms of Hansard (?) inscribed with the motto INTEGER VITAE; a saucer with the arms of Guthrie (?); a saucer with the arms of Englefield (?) and the center with a gilt cipher EP (or possibly EF); a coffee cup with the arms of Strong impaling Raymond; a teabowl and saucer with the arms of Forbes with motto inscribed MON DEEST SPES; a teabowl with the monogram SPC decorated en grisaille and gold, 8 pieces
length of teapot 8 1/4 in.; 21 cm
Hansard (?), Guthrie (?), Englefield (?), Strong impaling Raymond:
Sotheby's New York, January 27, 1988, lot 431 (part lot)
Forbes, SPC monogram:
Sotheby's New York, January 27, 1988, lot 459 (part lot)
David Sanctuary Howard, Chinese Armorial Porcelain, Vol. II, Chippenham, 2003, p. 376, P25.