Armorial plate, arms of Murray, probably Spode c. 1800
English porcelain octagonal plate, a replacement piece for a Chinese Export service of the 1750’s, with large central armorial, the arms of Murray & motto TOUT PREST (Quite Ready), within gilt chain border, the rim with Chinese Export flower sprigs.English, late 18th or early 19th century, maker unknown.
excellent condition, minor wear
Once through to be important Bow replacement pieces of the 1750's, you can find one illustrated as such in the 1981 Adams & Redstone Bow Porcelain book, p60. In the Treasury of Bow exhibition held in Melbourne 2000, an example was included with the note: There have been questions as to the attribution of this plate to Bow. These questions are now not wether it is Bow, but who else it could be, and Spode has been promoted as a likely contender. If so, it is an unusual body, and must date to the late 18th or early 19th century. Another attribution to Miles Mason is also doubtful when compared to known examples. Provenance: The Antique Porcelain Company, NY