Lot 108. A very large pair of Chinese Imari armorial dishes, Kangxi period, circa 1705; 18 ½ in. (47 cm.) diameter. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 27,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018
The arms of Pitt, auspicious symbol mark on base in blue.
Note: Thomas Pitt (1653-1726), founder of the 18th century political dynasty, was a Governor General of Fort St. George and later of Jamiaca. Known as 'Diamond Pitt', he sold a 141-carat diamond to the Duc d'Orleans for the French crown jewels, on view at the Louvre since 1887.
Christie's. Chinese Export Art Featuring 100 lots from Marchant, est 1925, 18 January 2018, New York