London, South Kensington
28 November 1996
A famille rose armorial meat dish of oblong octagonal form, painted and gilt with a central crest divided into six panels enclosed in floral garlands below a lion holding an ear of wheat below the motto 'Gratitudo', all within a spearhead and scattered flower spray border -- 14¾in. (37.5cm) wide, Qianlong, circa 1765.
See Colour Plate 31.
The Arms are of Bigland of Lancashire.
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