Mandarin Armorial “Arms of Waterhouse” Plate
A very finely enameled Chinese export porcelain 8″ plate made for the English market, centered with a courtly scene of Mandarin figures on a terrace, all within amazingly detailed border rich in color and detail with riverscapes and village views amongst the mountains. Bearing the crest of the Waterhouse family of Yorkshire. Illustrated and discussed in Howard’s Chinese Armorial Porcelain, vol. I, page 787. Circa 1805.