Early Armorial Plate
A great example of Chinese Export armorial porcelain special-ordered for the English market, this plate is elegantly painted in famille rose enamels with peony branches on the rim surrounding a fantastical lozenge containing six leopard heads. From a service made for the IZOD family of gloucester shire. Circa 1730. Very good condition. Pictured in Howard, Chinese Armorial Porcelain, Vol. I, p.237.
Rare Italian Armorials
A very unusual pair of shaped beaker cups in Chinese Export porcelain made for the Italian market bearing ducal arms for the Pignatelli family under a rocaillerie borders, these rare examples are in excellent condition and date to circa 1755. Prince Pignatelli was a close relation of Pope Innocent XII (elected Pope in 1691). See David Howard, Choice of the Private Trader pp 84-85.
Armorial Cups and Saucers
A very well painted Chinese Export porcelain pair of handled cups and saucers made for the Dutch market. Bearing the Arms of Certon with ornnate rims of rococo shell, scroll and foliate motifs. Circa 1760, very good condition, the cup 3″ tall, the saucer is 5-1/4″ in diameter. Illustrated in Dr. Joachem Kroes’ Chinese Armorial Porcelain for the Dutch Market pp 338-339.
A superb form, this Chinese Export armorial compote, almost certainly after an English form, bears the Arms of Seton, and is beautifully decorated with Mandarin scenes. Dating to circa 1820, the piece is from one of four services ordered for the Seton family. Our example was made for Sir John Henry Seton, 6th Baronet, Groom-in-Waiting to Queen Victoria and a veteran of the Peninsular War. Very good condition. See Howard’s Chinese Armorial Porcelain, Vol. II, page 674.
Armorial Sauce Tureen
An excellent Chinese Export porcelain covered armorial Sauer tureen and stand made for the English market and bearing the Arms of Snodgrass. A great form with a lot of presence, is in very good condition, circa 1800. The service illustrated in David Howard’s Chinese Armorial Porcelain.