Large 18th C. Chinese Export Famille Rose Armorial Platter – Marten

Large 18th C. Chinese Export Famille Rose Armorial Platter – Marten

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Chinese export porcelain famille rose armorial platter, circa 1750.

 

Dimensions: Approximately 17” x 14”.

 

Decoration:

The border is decorated with the arms of Marten impaling Bidwell, the Marten crest of a martin, and two cartouches with enameled scenes.

 

There is a large central scene of birds among flowering plants.

 

The reverse is unmarked.

 

George Marten of Oxfordshire married Deborah Bidwell in 1750. Her father Hugh was a senior merchant in the East India Company and may have ordered this service for his daughter’s marriage.

 

A plate from this service is illustrated in Howard, “Chinese Armorial Porcelain”, Vol. 1, at page 319.

 

Condition: Wear to enamels; otherwise in excellent condition consistent with age and usage.

 

PLEASE NOTE: This is a heavy item to ship.