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Chinese Export Armorial Platter 5th Marquis of Marialva

Chinese Export Armorial Platter – 5th Marquis of Marialva


Chinese export porcelain plate, circa 1770.


Dimensions: Approximately 13¼” x 10½”.


The body is decorated with a celadon glaze.


The rim is decorated with floral sprays and the arms of the Don Diogo Jose Vito de Meneses Noronha Coutinho, 5th Marquis of Marialva and 7th Count of Cantanhede.


The center is decorated with a floral spray.


The reverse is undecorated.


The service is illustrated and discussed in Nuno de Castro, “Chinese Porcelain at the Time of Empire”, at page 167, Pedro Dias, “Heraldica Portuguesa Na Porcelana Da China Qing”, at pages 150 – 155, and Varela Santos, “Portugal in Porcelain from China, 500 Years of Trade”, V. III, pages. 922 – 931.


According to Varela Santos, the Marquis was a Gentiluomo of the Household of Queen Maria I and her riding master. He was also a Lieutenant Genera, Director of War, and a holder of the Grand Cross of the Order of Santiago.


Condition: Inpainting to some flowers; 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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