Description & Technical information

English Market
Qianlong period
from the Golden Gate Collection

A Chinese export porcelain  armorial dinner plate with a central coat of arms, the cavetto with a gilt chain border and the rim with scattered flowers.

The arms are of Coggan with Blackburne in pretence impaling Stephens (or Steevens), drawn directly from a bookplate, an example of which is in the Franks collection (no 6299).  The bookplate has the name Charles Thomas Coggan. Coggan (1729-1802) must have ordered this service. His will, proved in 1802, lists him as of East India House, City of London and he is listed as a Clerke to the Committee of Shipping in the EEIC in 1794. He married firstly in 1748 Sarah Blackburne and secondly in 1760 Martha Steevens by whom he had a daughter Mary.
It is unusual to have included both wives’ arms in this way.

References: Howard 1974, p556, a plate and a pair of salts;

Date:  1755-60
Period:  1750-1850, 18th century
Origin:  China
Medium: porcelain
Dimensions: 23 cm (9 inches)
Categories: Oriental and Asian Art