Description & Technical information

Scottish Market
from the Golden Gate Collection

A pair of Chinese export porcelain armorial sauceboats with a gilt chain border, flowers and butterflies.
The accollée arms are Ross of Balnagowan with either Aylmer or Porterfield or Portester but Howard says that the sinister coat is mistaken. It looks Scottish from the saltire and the ravens. The motto: ‘Nobilis est ira leonis’ is normally associated with the Clan Stuart of Bute.

References: Howard 1974, p563, a sauceboat identical to one of these.

Date:  Qianlong period circa 1755
Period:  1750-1850, 18th century
Origin:  China
Medium: porcelain
Dimensions: 24 cm (9¹/₂ inches)
Categories: Oriental and Asian Art