London, South Kensington
14 November 2002
A famille rose armorial octagonal plate
Qianlong, circa 1790
painted and gilt with a cenral roundel of a maiden with billowing robes, leaning on a shield, within a band of foliate garland and anchor motifs, the rim with panels of allegorical figures in landscapes and cartouches of urns -- 9¼in. (23.5cms) wide, (restored).
The arms are of Ker with Martin in pretence. See 'Chinese Armorial Porcelain', D.S Howard, page 694.
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