Armorial plate, Chinese export style, possibly Masons C. 1810

$1,950.00 AUD

Unusual English hexagonal plate, decorated in the Chinese Export manner with a central armorial device consisting of a field of three stars on a blue ground, supported by two lions, a mermaid above the knights helmet at the top, holding a mirror in one hand, a comb in the other, a banner below reading ‘TOUT PREST’.

Arms of Murray of Polmaise

Circa 1810

Condition

very slight wear to enamels

Size

22cm wide

References

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

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