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Premier Auction - Session II - February 4, 2023

Sat, Feb 4, 2023 09:00AM EST
Lot 761

Chinese Export Armorial Porcelain Mug, Duncombe

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500

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circa 1724, centered with the arms of Duncombe, three talbots' heads, two in white, one iron red, quartering Cornwallis, centered three Cornish choughs, black bands above and below, impaling Verney, three gilt crosses on iron red ground, opposing side with crest of Duncombe, horse's leg with horseshoe emerging from gilt crown, mug further decorated with scrolls, flowers, and gourds, diaper border to interior and exterior rim, 4-1/2 in.

Note: "Anthony Duncombe, the younger brother of Sir Charles Duncombe of Drayton, M.P. and Lord Mayor of London in 1708, married Jane, the eldest daughter and coheir of Frederick Cornwallis, 2nd son of the 1st Baron Cornwallis. Their only son Anthony married on 1 January 1716 Margaret, only daughter of the 12th Baron Willoughby de Broke. Their three sons and a daughter died young and when Margaret died in 1755 he married again but his second wife Frances, daughter of Peter Bathurst, died giving birth to a daughter.

Anthony Duncombe had been created in 1747 Lord Feversham and Baron of Downton, a title which died with him, but by his third wife Anne, daughter of Sir Thomas Hales, whom he married in 1758, he had a daughter and heir from whom descended the Earls of Feversham. He died in 1763. Anne Duncombe married again two years later William Bouverie, 1st Earl of Radnor, and her only daughter, also Anne, married in 1777 the Earl's son, the 2nd Earl. Most of this service is today the property of the present Earl of Radnor and a pair of candlesticks was illustrated in Country Life in 1966 with guglets, salts, and jugs."

Chinese Armorial Porcelain Volume I, David S. Howard, Faber & Faber, 31 May 1974, p. 201.

Provenance: P.B. Cooke Collection (label to base); Christopher M. Weld, Essex, Massachusetts


scratching, discoloration, anomalies (as made), wear to gilt and paint decoration, labels to base, black light fluoresces and indicates series of hairlines and repairs to body, rim, and handle