18th Century Chinese Armorial Plate


A wonderful armorial plate likely from the mid 18th century. 8.5” diameter

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Age or period: Mid 1700’s
Product Condition: Very good
Country of origin: China
Material: Ceramic
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A wonderful armorial plate likely from the mid 18th century.

Here is what Peter Combs had to say when he appraised it:

”Based on the images provided, the plate appears to be a mid 18th C. Armories type displaying the Heraldic Shield of two families. Who the families are I was unable to determine, though it appears to be of Scottish origin. The three lions Rampant are typically tied to the Earl of Ross clan and the three Lozenge shapes are often tied to the Bigelow family. So it may be this crest is symbolic of a marriage of these two families.

The enamels, drawing and use of gilt are all indicative of examples made during the period suggested above.

[While] the foot rim on the plate is quite brown in tone, I must assume it is dirt and would wash off easily with a strong detergent.

Value: $550 to $700”


I have not cleaned the plate and will leave it up to the next owner whether to clean the foot or appreciate the patina. The plate has an 8.5” diameter.




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