One of the truly loveliest services from this period, and one of rather unusual design, this Chinese export porcelain 7 3/4″ dish bears the central Arms of Wight surrounded by a delightful scene of exotic birds amongst a flowering tree and rockwork, the birds all portrayed in pairs – a style going back to the best Yongzheng period painting from a century or more earlier. The service made for Arthur Wight, a major in the 23rd Bengal native infantry regiment. In very good condition and dating to circa 1810.   $1,250.00
And with much appreciation to Angela Howard for her research in identifying this service.