Pair of Chinese Export Armorial Plates – Fenton
Chinese export underglaze blue porcelain plates, circa 1755.
Dimensions: Each approximately 8¾” in diameter.
The rim is decorated with a floral pattern with remnants of gilt highlights to the pattern and gilding on the edge.
The cavetto is decorated with a diaper pattern divided by four cartouches of floral spays.
The center is decorated with the arms of Fenton with Wedon in pretense.
The reverse is undecorated and bears an old label.
The service is illustrated and discussed in Howard, “Chinese Armorial Porcelain”, Vol. 1, at page 585.
Howard states that the service was probably made for William Fenton of St. Christopher's in the Leeward Islands (current day St. Kitts). In 1761, Fenton’s daughter married John Roberts of Bonington who later became Chairman of the East India Company.
Condition: Wear to gilding on both, one has a chip on the reverse of rim and a glaze flaw; otherwise in excellent condition consistent with age and usage. Please examine the photos; they are part of the description
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