Description & Technical information

Qianlong period
English Market
from the Golden Gate Collection

A Chinese export porcelain armorial charger with a crest at the rim, the centre with blue enamelled peony, the riim with branches of flowers and fruit on a bianca-sopra-bianca floral ground.

The crest of a cockatrice between two wings above a ducal coronet is similar to those borne by a number of families and the source of this service remains unidentified. Howard says it is closest to Masters of Ewdon in Shropshire, possibly for a relative of Sir Harcourt Masters, a director of the South Sea Company.

References: Howard 1974, p310, a plate from the Anthony du Boulay collection

Date:  1740
Period:  1600-1750, 18th century
Origin:  China
Medium: porcelain
Dimensions: 38 cm (15 inches)
Categories: Oriental and Asian Art