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Premier Auction - Session II - February 4, 2023

Sat, Feb 4, 2023 09:00AM EST
Lot 746

Chinese Export Armorial Porcelain Plate, Bromley

Estimate: $600 - $900

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circa 1728, centered with the arms of Bromley, having shield form of iron red and gilt, surrounded with border of blue and white, in pretense Wyndham, three gilt lions heads on blue ground, divided by gilt chevron, rim with the crest of Bromley of Horseheath Hall, demi lion rampant, holding banner with gilt lion passant on iron red ground, diaper borders, scrolls and gourds to rim, 8-5/8 in.

Note: "William Bromley of Holt Castle, born in 1656, was M.P. for Worcester, and Mary his daughter became sole heiress, marrying in 1704 a distant cousin, John Bromley of Horseheath Hall, Cambridge, and leaving at his decease in 1718 an only son.

Henry Bromley of Horseheath Hall and Holt Castle, born 1705, married about 1728 Frances, sister and sole heir of Sir Francis Wyndham, Bt., of Trent, Somerset. He was M.P. for the county of Cambridge from 1727 to 1741, when he became Lord Montfort, Baron of Horseheath. He died in 1755 and was succeeded by his only son, but the barony became extinct in 1851."

Chinese Armorial Porcelain Volume I, David S. Howard, Faber & Faber, 31 May 1974, p. 209.

Provenance: Heirloom & Howard, Ltd., UK, January 2002; Christopher M. Weld, Essex, Massachusetts


spotting, scratching, discoloration, wear to gilt and paint decoration, fleabites to rim, chipping to foot ring, anomalies (as made), labels to base, black light fluoresces reveals in-painting to rim, series of hairline cracks to body