A Chinese export famille rose polychrome and gilt-painted armorial part tea-service . Qing dynasty, Qianlong period, circa 1745

painted with the crowned coat-of-arms of the Reverhorst, surrounded by the coats-of-arms of Van Reverhorst, Dewinter, Vereyck, Debruyn, Devroede, Van Groenendyr, Van Peenen and Schevelius, under scroll borders, comprising: twelve teacups and saucers, six cake plates and two larger plates, minor restorations and chips. large plates: 23cm. diameter. Estimate 4,000—6,000 EUR

NOTE: These pieces are part of a larger service probably made for Theodorus van Reverhorst of the Dutch East India company. Eight arms of his grandparents are as well depicted on the plates. Other pieces from this service are in the Metropolitan Museum, New York, the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam. and the Musée Guimet, Paris. Identical plate has been offered in 2002 in The Dr. Anton C.R. Dreesmann Collection as lot 487.

Sotheby's. Furniture, Clocks, Silver, Ceramics and Decorative Arts. 29 Oct 08. Amsterdam. Photo courtesy Sotheby's. www.sothebys.com