London, South Kensington
11 June 2004
A set of four armorial soup plates, Yongzheng, circa 1730
painted in blue and green enamels, rouge de fer, en grisaille and gilt, with a central coat-of-arms within borders of figures before pavilions in mountainous river landscapes - 8 5/8in. (21.8cm.) diam.
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Chinese Armorial Porcelain, David Howard - vol1, E3, page 234.
The arms are of Elwick.
Made for John Elwick of Mile End and Cornhill, Middlesex, a director of the East India Company from 1713-1720.
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