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Pair of Chinese Armorial Salts, C. 1740, Qianlong (1736-95)

L665 Pair of Chinese armorial salts, c. 1740, Qianlong (1736-95)
Ref: L665
£ 2,100

Pair of Chinese armorial salts, c. 1740, Qianlong (1736-95), of canted rectangular trencher form, the central well decorated with the crest of Bannerman, with the motto ' PRO.PATRIA' with the figure of a warrior wearing wide pantaloons and holding a sword in his right hand and wearing a plumed hat, the sides painted with sprigs of flowers and the spreading plinth with gilt and rouge de fer barbed frieze,


Width: 3 1/8in. ,7.9 cm.;


minor wear.


This is one of two Chinese services of the same date made for Alexander Bannerman of Aberdeen (1715-1782). The Bannerman service will be published by Mrs. Howard in Chinese Armorial Porcelain, vol. III.