C. 1748 CHINESE ARMORIAL CREST GRAVY BOAT,HOWARD BOOK - For Sale
C. 1748 CHINESE ARMORIAL CREST GRAVY BOAT,HOWARD BOOK
Circa 1748 Chinese Export Armorial Coat of Arms of Crozier. This fine armorial gravy boat bears the arms of Crozier, identified in the Howard Book, Volume 1, Page 328. In addition to it's armorial crest on both sides, it has a nicely painted scene with two small European figures awaiting arrival of several boats coming in to dock. Both of these boats have a flag which one to appear as a British flag. Also in the water are three figures rowing in a canoe. This scene appears on the front under the spout and in the back of the item, inside of the handle. It measures 9" from spout to top of handle and is 3 5/8" in height to top of spout. This is not a tiny sauce boat. It has very good size. This piece is in very good condition and immaculate crest with no losses in the several painted scenes. Howard dates this dinner service bearing this crest to 1748. Minor fritting and nicks to edges. It is a possibility that the handle has had restoration. No wear to the armorial crest and coat of arms and beautifully painted scenes.