Individual Pieces of the Maitland Service.
A fine Chinese Export porcelain armorial dinner service made for the English market. Bearing the Arms of Maitland, 8th Earl of Lauderdale (1759-1839), a noted statesman and politician and very controversial social and political critic of his time. He criticized the clergy, condemned slavery and was an ardent supporter of the French Revolution. Motto translates to “Wisdom and Courage”.
Each piece of this service is decorated with the Maitland coat of arms with an underglaze blue and gilded Nanking-style spear head border. Circa 1790. See Howards Chinese Armorial Porcelain, Vol II p.563.
- Barrel Tea Pot
- Covered Sugar
- Two Gravy Boats and Undertrays
- Covered Vegetable Dish
- Large Saucer Dishes