18th C. Chinese Export Famille Rose Armorial Plate – Crawfurd
Chinese export porcelain famille rose armorial plate, circa 1740.
Dimensions: Approximately 9”.
Floral sprays and crest on rim.
Spearhead border on cavetto.
Elaborate arms of Crawfurd family in center, with crest and motto: “Fide et Diligentia”. The family later changed the spelling of its name to “Crawford”.
Reverse is unmarked, with residue from old label.
This service was likely made for Henry Crawfurd III of Monorgon.
Howard, “Chinese Armorial Porcelain”, Vol. 2, p. 304.
Condition: Staining on front and reverse, possible repairs to reverse of rim; otherwise in excellent condition consistent with age and usage.