Chinese export octagonal bowl, classical busts & arms of Brodie, UNITE c.1750


Unusual small Chinese export lobed bowl, painted to the center with the arms of Clan Brodie of Morayshire, Scotland, with a fist of arrows and UNITE, within a gold ring entwined with laurel, the rim with scrolling gold borders having pendant rose swags, with four shaped cartouche containing classical busts painted in blue, within a brown line rim. Circa 1745


minor rim chips


16cm wide


This interesting piece is a rarer form, being a half size soup bowl. The Brodie clan was an ancient Scottish clan, and heavily involved with the Jacobite movement. They were threatened with total destruction in the 1715 uprising, but withheld the English seige. This piece dates to the mid century, when Bonnie Prince Charlie was troubling the English once again, and relates to a fascinating period of English/Scottish history.

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