Enameled in the center with the arms of Dobree, under the enamel colors is visible the words 'green' and 'red', the motto SPE VIVITURalso incised into the enamel, four famille rose floral clusters on the rim, together witha coat-of-arms grant, dated 1726, now framed, and with original leather case
1112 in. (29.2 cm.) long, the platter
Special notice
Please note this lot will be moved to Christie’s Fine Art Storage Services (CFASS in Red Hook, Brooklyn) at 5pm on the last day of the sale. Lots may not be collected during the day of their move to Christie’s Fine Art Storage Services. Please consult the Lot Collection Notice for collection information. This sheet is available from the Bidder Registration staff, Purchaser Payments or the Packing Desk and will be sent with your invoice.
Brought to you by

Lot Essay

D.S. Howard (Chinese Armorial Porcelain, London, 1974, p. 960) writes "This is an unusual example of the failure of the Chinese painters to understand the European instructions sent with the original drawing or bookplate....Only one other example of this type of error is known", and suggests that the Chinese may have been overly scrupulous with the order as the arms on a service made five years earlier for another Dobree had been painted incorrectly.
More from
Chinese Export Art Featuring Property from the Tibor Collection
Place your bid Condition report

A Christie's specialist may contact you to discuss this lot or to notify you if the condition changes prior to the sale.

I confirm that I have read this Important Notice regarding Condition Reports and agree to its terms. View Condition Report