A very elegant Chinese export porcelain saucer dish made for the     market bearing the conjoined arms of Jean-Charles de La Bistrate and his bride Anne -Marie Proli. Her father was a director of the Compagnie d’Ostende and after his death in 1733, his son continued many of his business affairs; it is most likely Ann-Marie’s brother who ordered the service as a wedding gift for his sister. Richly decorated and gilded with a central armorial within a jewel-like enameled diapered cavetto and an elaborate border around the rim of strapwork, foliate scrolls, shells and swags. Measuring 8 1/2″ in diameter, and in good condition with only one small, faint rim line sealed. Circa 1735.