Chinese Export salad bowl, arms of Mackintosh, with Cat, c. 1780

$1,650.00 AUD

Chinese Export salad bowl, of rounded lobed square form after a European style, painted with a small cat to one side representing the Arms of Mackintosh, within a wise colourful scrolling foliage and flower wreath border with rich gilding, the opposite side with the initials ‘J G’.
Circa 1780

24cm wide, 13cm high

Some glaze loss to rim with restored gold covering, enamels good and no other damage.

ref. Howard, Chinese Armorial Porcelain, Vol 2 p254 for the service.
The Mackintosh clan was a fierce Scottish clan, and earnt its cryptic motto ‘touch not the cat but aglove’ !




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