Description & Technical information

Qianlong period
European Market
from the Golden Gate Collection

A pair of Chinese export porcelain deep fruit dishes, with a floral monogram and a coat of arms incorporating an anchor.

The arms have not been identified and may be invented for a man of maritime activity.  The few examples from this service that have been recorded are of unusual shapes, all of types associated with ’ships’ porcelain’ - shapes that hold liquids better in conditions of motion as on a ship.
The style is similar to a Swedish design using the initials of Carl Linnaeus in a similar manner.

Date:  1770
Period:  1750-1850, 18th century
Origin:  China
Medium: porcelain
Dimensions: 16.5 cm (6¹/₂ inches)
Categories: Oriental and Asian Art