London, South Kensington
12 December 1996
A pair of famille rose armorial shaped spoon trays painted and gilt with central crests bearing three shells below a ducal coronet, swan's head and neck argent above the motto 'Ne Cede Malis' flanked by two lions rampant within chain pattern borders -- 6in. (15.2cm) wide, Qianlong, (slight wear to enamels, minor rim fritting).
See Colour Plate.
The arms are of Keppel, Earl of Albemarle. The family came from Holland where they held lordships in the twelfth century. (2)
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