London, South Kensington
6 September 2007
Seven Chinese famille rose grisaille decorated dishes, circa 1740
each decorated in the well with the arms Johnson of Nethercourt and Margate in Kent, encircled by a border of European scroll and lattice -- max. 9 3/16in. (23.3cm.) diam. (7)
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D. S. Howard in Chinese Armorial Porcelain, London, 1974, p.348, mentions that the arms were made for Major James Johnson of Nethercourt who was in the service of the East India Company.
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