A richly enameled and detailed Chinese export porcelain armorial hot water dish made for the English market, hand-painted with a fantastic scene of a mounted warrior and soldiers entering the courtyard of a grand residence while the master of the house and two ladies look down upon the action from a balcony above. Painted in this rare instance with the scene running across the surface of the entire plate without any confining  borders, and with the coat of arms boldly placed in a large oval right in the center. A rare and unusual design making this one of the most sought-after patterns of this period (circa 1810), the arms suggested to be those of either Wight or Bradley by David Howard where a similar dish is illustrated in his book Chinese Armorial Porcelain, vol. I, page 787.  Circa 1820.  $3,900.00