The Anti-Gallican Society was established in circa 1745, and aimed to discourage the cultural influence of France and the importation of its goods.
The design on the present lot appears to have been adapted from the Badge of the Society, which were first made at Battersea Enamels at York House. The founder of Battersea Enamels, Stephen Theodore Janssen, was one of the Society’s Grand Presidents. For a comparable Badge made at Birmingham, see the example from the Mort and Moira Lesser Collection of English enamels, sold Bonhams, London, 19 October 2011, lot 9.
Ceramic items bearing the Arms are comparatively rare, but salt glaze stoneware and Chinese export examples are known to exist. The Arms also appear on a Bow plate currently in a private collection. For an image of this plate and a brief discussion on the subject, see Gordon & Sue Guy-Jones Bow Porcelain (London, 2013) p.22-23, pl. 7A-7C.