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A pair of Chinese Export armorial soup plates, circa 1735. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2012

With the arms, marshaled with 21 coats, of Sandilands Lord Torphichen quarterly impaling Hume Earl of Marchmont, Pepdie, Polwarth and St. Clair, all between two mottos, the Sandilands crest shown twice on the rim between finely drawn flowering boughs in blue enamel, grisaille and gilt; 8 7/8 in. (22.5 cm.) diameter (2). Estimate $5,000 - $8,000

Notes: See D.S. Howard, op. cit., vol. I, p. 308 for a description of these arms and of the 7th Baron Torpichen, who married Lady Jean Hume, daughter of the 1st Earl of Marchmont.

Christie's. English Pottery and Chinese Export Art, 28 January 201, New York, Rockefeller Plaza.