Description & Technical information

Qianlong period
European Market
from the Golden Gate Collection

A pair of Chinese export porcelain octagonal soup plates with a central monogram surmounted by a lion crest, the rim with swags of flowers.

The initials appear to read WAS  with the central A for the family name and the W & S for the first names of a couple, though they have not been identified. The crest is carried by a number of families including de Blois of Ireland.

Date:  1770
Period:  1750-1850, 18th century
Origin:  China
Medium: porcelain
Dimensions: 23 cm (9 inches)
Provenance: Ex-collection Mrs Vincent Astor, label to reverse

Categories: Oriental and Asian Art