London, South Kensington
8 July 1999
A famille rose armorial tankard
of cylindrical form with entwined strap handle, painted and gilt with a central crest bearing the motto 'Verum Dicit' surmounted by a dexter hand holding a hunting horn, with three further hunting horns to the crest, all on a ground of floral sprigs -- 5in. (14.5cms) high, Qianlong, (slight gilt rubbing).
See Colour Plate 3.
The arms are of Forrester. See 'Chinese Armorial Porcelain', D.S Howard, p. 709.
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