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Seton Armorial Mandarin Dishes #4115

Pair of Seton Armorial

An excellent example of Chinese Export armorial porcelain made for the English Market, this pair of charming heart-shaped serving dishes decorated with Mandarin scenes dates to circa 1820 and was made for Sir John Henry Seton, 6th Baronet, and Groom-in Waiting to Queen Victoria.  See Howard’s Chinese Armorial Porcelain, Vol. II, page 674. One of four services ordered for the Seton family, measuring 10 ½” across and in very good condition.

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Pair of Seton Armorial Dishes #4114

Arms of Seton Pair of Shaped Dishes

Made for the Seton family of England, the arms are of Seton quartering Hay. This mandarin service was the fourth and last the family ordered from China. Circa 1800. See CAP pg 674.

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Armorial Reticulated for Lord Camden #4150

Fine Armorial Undertray

This attractive Chinese export porcelain reticulated oval undertray is from a service ordered for John Jeffreys Pratt, Earl Camden, who was created Lord Lieutenant of Ireland in 1798, and later was Chancellor of Cambridge University. His descendant, the present Marquess Camden, still resides in England. There are examples of this service in the collections of both Winterthur and the American Museum in Bath.  It is in excellent condition, measuring 8 ¾” x 7 ¼” and is illustrated in Howard’s Chinese Armorial Porcelain, Vol. I. Page 765.  Please note the use of over glaze blue in the border, typical of this period, circa 1800.

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