A Pair of 18th Century Chinese Export Armorial Wine Coolers
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A delightful pair of 19th century Chinese Armorial Export "Clan Brodie" wine bottle coolers. Each cooler has removable copper liners with handles. China, late 18th century/early 19th century.
"Chia Ching circa 1800 BRODIE
The arms are Brodie of Brodie, Argent a chevron gules between three mullets azure; crest, A right hand holding a bunch of arrows all proper; motto 'UNITE' (on some pieces spelled 'INITE')."
"The supporters almost certainly indicate the head of this family, at this time James Brodie, born 1744, who married in 1768 to Lady Margaret Duff, daughter of the 1st Earl of Fife... " from Chinese Armorial Porcelain, by David Sanctuary Howard, 1974