Chinese export armorial plate, Newton, C. 1750
Chinese export armorial plate, well painted to the center with the arms of Newton, with crossed ‘bones’ supporting a shield, reserved on a shaped black ground, a crowned Negro presenting a sword above and a finely painted wreath of fruit, flowers and birds, the rim with three well detailed specimens in gilt, including an orchid, bamboo, and a hand-of-Buddha tree branch. Circa 1750
wear to gilding, star to base
Provenance: ex - Helena Woolworth McCann collection (now in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and the Metropolitan, New York)ref. Phillips, China Trade Porcelain, The Helena Woolworth McCann Collection, pl2 for a tureen from this service, pl21 for a tankard, dating it 1740-50. He describes the collection at great length p64, with two dozen services, more or less complete, accounting for 3,000 of the 4,000 pieces in the collection.....