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.
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