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    Colt Family of Connecticut: Set of Chinese Export Armorial Porcelain. Five [5] pieces of Chinese Export porcelain in the Rose Medallion pattern or style, each piece with a central depiction of the Colt Family coat-of-arms. The rearing horse & broken lance seen in the coat-of-arms mirrors the weathervane on the top of the cupola at the Colt's Patent Firearms Manufacturing Company in Hartford, Connecticut (off Interstate-91). The set was sold in an estate sale that included artifacts from the Colt Family, including a Queen Anne highboy. Though undocumented, it is thought the set of porcelain was the property of Samuel Colt. The set includes: 1) a 10" x 9" two-handled, reticulated fruit basket with pale green glaze (old repair to one handle), 2) & 3) Pair of 5.25" and 5.75" tankards or canns with twisted handles, 4) 10.75" x 9.25" reticulated meat "strainer", and 5) 11.25" x 8.5" undertray or meat platter meant to go with the strainer (broken, but restored to the highest museum standards, coat-of-arms worn). The Latin motto on the coat-of-arms reads "Vincit Qui Patitur" (roughly translated to: "Victory to those who suffer"). A fine "association piece" for Colt collectors and a fine piece of Americana, as well.

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    Auction Dates
    December, 2017
    10th Sunday
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