Description & Technical information

English Market
from the Golden Gate Collection

A pair of Chinese export porcelain armorial dinner plates with a coat of arms at the rim, the centre finely painted with birds and flowers, the rim also with panels of figures in a landscape.

The arms are of Thompson of Yorkshire quartering Beilby and Roundell in pretence. This service was made for Beilby Thompson (1686-1750) of Escrick, son of Henry Thompson MP and Mary Beilby, who married Sarah, Lady Dawes (d1773) daughter and co-heiress of Richard Roundell of Hutton Wansley in Yorkshire. His son Beilby Thompson was an MP and his grandson was created 1st Baron Wenlock.

References: Howard 1974 p304 a plate.

Date:  Qianlong period circa 1740
Period:  1600-1750, 18th century
Origin:  China
Medium: porcelain
Dimensions: 23 cm (9 inches)
Categories: Oriental and Asian Art