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Chinese Export Grisaille Armorial Plate - Poole

Chinese Export Grisaille Armorial Plate - Poole


Chinese export armorial plate c. 1785.


Dimensions:  6 ⅛” diameter.



The rim is decorated with grisaille and gilt flower festoons.


The cavetto is decorated with a grisaille and gilt chain.


The center contains a central armorial with motto: “Pollet Virtus”.


The service is illustrated and discussed in Howard, “Chinese Armorial Porcelain”, Vol. 1 at p. 359.


The service was made for Sir Ferdinand Poole, 4th Baronet, who died without a male heir. The Baronetcy was created in 1677.


In “Chinese Armorial Porcelain”, Vol. 2, at p. 75, Howard concludes that of the 3,325 armorial services illustrated in the two volumes, only 72 are decorated in en grisaille and gold. Furthermore, of those 72, only 10 such services were from the 1780’s, as is this service.


Condition:     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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