Two famille rose armorial cups for the Portuguese market Circa 1770

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Lot 39
Two famille rose armorial cups for the Portuguese market
Circa 1770

Sold for £ 720 (US$ 986) inc. premium
Two famille rose armorial cups for the Portuguese market
Circa 1770
Each of the deep lotus-shaped bodies moulded with four layers of overlapping lotus petals and finely enamelled with the arms of Dom Antonio Caetano Luis de Sousa, all below a floral garland at the rim (rim chips and hairline cracks),
The larger 6.5cm.(2 1/2in.) high

Footnotes

  • For a salt from this service, see N.de Castro, Chinese Porcelain and the Heraldry of the Empire, p.121, where the author notes that this was the second of three services made for Dom Antonio Caetano Luis de Sousa (1732-1813), who was Fidalgo of the Royal Household, Minister-Adjunct of Prime Minister the Marquis of Pombal, Minister in the reign of D.Maria I, founder of the National Library of Lisbon, Inspector of the Grao-Para and Maranhao Company (Brazil) and lived in exile on the Island of Cobras by order of the Marquis of Pombal
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