1740 Chinese Armorial Export Qianlong Porcelain Plate Lowestoft Famille Rose Yqz
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1740 Chinese Armorial Export Qianlong Porcelain Plate Lowestoft Famille Rose Yqz:
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Central Arms Livingstone Impaling Kennedy (In Howard)
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Description composed by world renowned Asian expert & appraiser, Mr. Anthony Lee. His bio is below.
This is from an important American collection of 1700's export and Imperial Chinese porcelain acquired in the 1960's - 1/5 pieces offered. China, c 1740. Chinese Armorial Export Qianlong Porcelain Plate Lowestoft Famille Rose Gold. With the central arms of Livingstone impaling Kennedy. From the service ca. 1740 and described in Howard, Chinese Armorial Porcelain, pg. 393. Back with taped description as [Lowe]stoft [ar]morial porcelain si je puis. The motto below the crest Si Je Puis of the Livingstone family. It has some minor back rim damage/restoration. It measures approx. 9" across.
From Howard - Chinese Armorial Porcelain
Livingstone Argent three cinquefoils gules within a double tressure flory counter flory vert (?), impaling Kennedy, Argent a chevron gules between three crosses crosslet fitted sable, a double tressure flory counter flory of the second; crest, A demi savage proper holding a baton erect in the dexter hand and round a sinister arm a serpent entwined vert.
It is known that Alexander Livingstone, the Provost of Aberdeen in 1757, owned this service. These Livingstone arms are of the Earl of Linlithgow and Calendar. James the 5th Early Linlithgow, was out in the 1715 rebellion, was attained for high treason, and his great estates and honours forfeited. Whether Alexander Livingstone was a direct descendent or a distant cousin is not known. The Kennedy arms are a borne by the earls of Cassilis and Kennedys of Balterson, Burgeny, Denure and Kirkhill.
Illustration of a charger from the set can be seen within an argent leaf border on pg. 393 lower right of Chinese Armorial Porcelain by David Sanctuary Howard.
For those not familiar with Anthony Lee here is his bio: Anthony M. Lee is an institutional, market and collection consultant specializing in the arts of China, Japan, Korea, Himalayan Kingdoms, South and Southeast Asia. Starting as a salesperson at age 14 in Chinese antiques in a family business, he went on to university studies in Asian arts, as well as receiving his licenses in tea ceremony, with further studies of ceramics and religious art over eight years in Japan. For several years he was an associate dealer with Sotheby's online site and consultant with various sale houses and museums. Anthony has acted as consultant to over 20 museums, government agencies and trusts including the largest museums in Canada and the US, as well as major collectors, dealers, insurance and transportation companies worldwide.
He is considered by many to be one of the foremost experts in the world in Asian Art & Artifacts.
Anthony Lee started a website ages ago called Asianart. It is a place to post photos of your items and have experts identify them for you. (You can still post things there and folks will help you.) He no longer moderates it and identifies things for us as here on as an old friend. Estimated shipping weight, (packaged) is 2 lbs 8 oz in a 14 x 14 x 10 box. The Calculator is not always right - if the shipping looks too high email us and we will give you an accurate quote prior to the sale ending. ************ What a great find!
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