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.
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.