London, South Kensington
18 July 2002
A FAMILLE ROSE ARMORIAL OCTAGONAL PLATE
PAINTED AND GILT WITH A CENTRAL CREST DEPICTING AN EQUESTRIAN ST. GEORGE TRAMPLING ON A DRAGON WITH A FACE REPRESENTING THE FLEUR-DE-LIS OF FRANCE, BENEATH THE MOTTO 'ST. GEORGE AND OLD ENGLAND' SURMOUNTED BY THE FIGURE OF BRITANNIA, WITHIN BORDERS OF TRAILNG FOLIAGE AND PSEARHEAD DESIGN -- 8 7/8IN. (22.5CMS) WIDE, (SLIGHT RESTORATION TO AREAS OF RIM).
THE ARMS ARE OF THE ANTI-GALLICAN SOCIETY. THIS SERVICE WAS PROBABLY MADE AT THE RE-FORMING OF THE SOCIETY IN 1757 AND IS ONE OF AT LEAST FIVE SERVICES, OR SETS OF PUNCH BOWLS. SEE 'CHINESE ARMORIAL PORCELAIN', D.S HOWARD, PAGE 418.
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