The Fine Sale | 22 November 2017
A French faience blue and white armorial dish, probably Moustiers
Sold for £240
A French faience blue and white armorial dish, probably Moustiers, late 17th or 18th century, the centre painted with an armorial within Berainesque band borders, 40.5cm diameter
Note: The shield and coronet of DURFORT, Ducs de Lorges, of Guyenne who were created Ducs de Lorges in 1691 and 1775 and Ducs de Civrac in 1774.
Ref: Rietstap J.B. (1884) ARMORIAL GENERAL p.579, col. 2.
Note: Guy Aldonce de Durfort, duc de Lorges (1630-1702) was a marshal of France in Louis XIV's army. In the War of the Grand Alliance, he commanded the French army in Germany from 1690-95. The eldest daughter of his marriage to Gabrielle de Fremont married the famous diarist of Louis XIV's reign, the duc de Saint-Simon and according to the latter, the marshal died from a bungled operation to remove a kidney stone at the hands of an inexperienced surgeon.
glaze chip/imperfection to rim at 10 o'clock.
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