Chinese Export Armorial Plate – Backwell
Chinese export porcelain plate, circa 1740.
Dimensions: Approximately 9” in diameter.
The edge is gilded.
The rim is decorated with gilded floral sprays.
The cavetto is decorated with a gilded vine design.
The center is decorated with the arms of Backwell quartering Tyringham.
The reverse is undecorated.
The service is illustrated and discussed in Howard, “Chinese Armorial Porcelain”, Vol. 1., at p.271.
According to Howard, the service was likely made for Tyringham Backwell, who married the daughter of Sir Francis Child, Lord Mayor of London. The service was probably brought back from Canton by Backwell’s cousin, Captain Duncan Backwell.
Condition: Possible inpainting to floral spray gilding; otherwise in excellent condition consistent with age and usage. Please examine the photos; they are part of the description.
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