English replacement plate for a Chinese service, arms of Cullen, attr. Miles Mason c.1805
English porcelain plate, probably a replacement for a Chinese Export service, bearing an armorial to the centre of a blue shield with two boars heads and knight helm, surmounted by a pelican feeding its young, titled above ‘NON NIBI’ (not for oneself), the arms of Cullen, of Laughs, Scotland, within a gilt rope border, the rim with a wide panel of bambo & ribbon supporting flower sprigs, including a bunch of grapes. Attributed to Miles Mason, c.1805
Direct comparison with known Miles Mason reveals a likeness, and a contemporary advert declares he can ......renew or match the impaired or broken services of the nobility and gentry...