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Chinese Export Armorial Plate Clarke

Chinese Export Armorial Plate - Clarke


Chinese export porcelain plate, circa 1760.


Dimensions: Approximately 9½” in diameter.


The edge is gilded.


The rim is decorated with a gilt spearhead border and floral sprays.


The cavetto is decorated with a spearhead band.


The center is decorated with an elaborate design with a landscape scene with a tree in the center with the armorial coat of arms of a shield bearing the arms of Clarke of Sanford hanging from the branch of a tree. At the base of the tree is a knight’s helmet.


The reverse is undecorated.


The service is illustrated and discussed in Howard, “Chinese Armorial Porcelain”, Vol. 1., at p.503. Howard notes that there are three Sandfords, two in Berkshire and one at Fulham on the Thames. He suggests that the scene may be of a sandy ford on a recognizable reach of the Thames.


Condition: Some roughness to the edge; otherwise in excellent condition consistent with age and usage. Please examine the photos; they are part of the description.


Please note, I do NOT issue partial refunds. If you believe that my description is not accurate, I will refund your purchase price upon receipt of the item in the same condition as it was sent under the terms of the return policy in this listing.


I also do not ship to post office boxes.

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