Armorial Chinese Export Grisaille Plate - Poole
Dimensions: 6 ⅛” Diameter.
Chinese Export Armorial Plate c. 1785 Qianlong period.
From a service made for Sir Ferdinand Poole, 4th Baronet, who died without a male heir. The Baronetcy was created in 1677.
En grisaille and gilt flower festoons on rim with inner en grisaille and gilt chain, surrounding central armorial with motto: “Pollet Virtus”.
Pattern pictured in Howard, Chinese Armorial Porcelain, Vol. 1 p. 359. See Photo.
Condition: In excellent condition consistent with age and usage. See photos.
Howard, Chinese Armorial Porcelain, Vol. 2,p. 75, concludes that of the 3,325 armorial services illustrated in the two volumes, only 72 are decorated in en grisaille and gold. Furthermore, of those 72, only 10 such services were from the 1780’s, as is this service.