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Chinese Export Armorial Platter Grant

Chinese Export Armorial Platter – Grant


Chinese export porcelain platter, circa 1775.


Dimensions: Approximately 12¾” x 10”.



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


The cavetto is decorated with a gilt spearhead border and the arms of Grant with the motto “Radicem Firmant Fronds” (“From the Roots Come Strength”).


The center is decorated with a floral spray.


The reverse is unmarked and bears some kiln grit.


The service was made for Charles Grant of Darlway and Waterish, Inverness-shire. He was a director to the East India Company 1797 and 1823 and also served as Chairman during that period. He was also a director of the South Sea Company.


The service is illustrated and discussed in Howard, “Chinese Armorial Porcelain”, Vol. 1., at p.523.


Condition: Roughness on the edges; 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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