A very fine rendering of the Royal Arms of Scotland adorns two sides of this fine Chinese export 9″ punch bowl which is also decorated with the original owner’s initials. Bowls such as these were used to demonstrate one’s allegiance to the Jacobite cause in the 18th century which sought to return the Scottish Stuart kings to the throne of England. Sadly, those dreams disappeared with the Battle of Culloden Moor in 1746 when British forces defeated Charles Edward Stuart, “The Pretender” and his supporters. This bowl a great witness to the supporters of this lost cause. Measuring 9″ in diameter and with two lines restored, the Royal Arms beautifully detailed. Mid-18th century.