Description & Technical information

American Market
from the Golden Gate Collection

Price:  £1,760

A Chinese export porcelain saucer dish painted with a simplified coat of arms, flanked by the fgures of Liberty and Justice, the rim with three thin bands of puce decoration.

This is a simplified version of the Arms of New York as established in 1778 under Governor Clinton, the central motif of a rising sun having been replaced here with a set of gilt initials WRC - which may refer to a member of the Clinton family.

Howard has identified at least 24 different versions of this type with initials replacing the sun motif so it was a popular design made for the American Market.

References: Brawer 1992, p80, a coffee cup; Howard & Ayers 1978, p514, a similar saucer;  Litzenburg 2003, p145,  a saucer; Beurdeley 1962, cat 218; Howard 1974, p753-5, including a saucer with the fully correct arms; Phillips 1956, pl 102;

This item is currently located in the USA and may be subject to additional shipping and import charges if shipped outside the USA. However, this also means it is NOT subject to any tariffs on Chinese-made goods entering the USA.

Date:  1800
Period:  Jiaqing period
Origin:  China
Medium: porcelain
Dimensions: 20 cm (7⁷/₈ inches)
Categories: Oriental and Asian Art