A Chinese export armorial famille-rose tea set with the coat-of-arms of the House of Orange, Qing dynasty, circa 1747

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Lot 12. Property of a Dutch Baronial Family. A Chinese export armorial famille-rose tea set with the coat-of-arms of the House of Orange, Qing dynasty, circa 1747. Estimate £15,000–25,000© Sotheby's

comprising: a tea pot and cover; covered sugar bowl; covered cream jug; waste bowl; a smaller bowl; twelve cups and nine saucers; a small dish; two shell-shaped dishes; each decorated with the arms of Prince William IV Karel Hendrick Friso of Orange (1711-1751) within an elaborate border of floral garlands, inscribed with the motto VIVAT ORANYE. Quantity: 32; the teapot diameter: 11 cm, 4 3/8  in. 

Provenance: Probably commissioned by Samuel Baron van Eck van Overbeek (1691-1760) for Huis Overbeek in Velp which was destroyed by a fire in 1704, rebuilt in 1767 and demolished in 1906;
Thence by direct descent to the present owner.

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