A small Chinese armorial dish dating from the late Qianlong period c1790. The dish has a well-painted central crest of a crowned bird holding a branch in its beak. Diameter 15.5cm (6.1")
David Howard (Chinese Armorial Porcelain vol 2) illustrates this crest, and suggests that this crest is possibly for the Chalmers family.
This is part of a small set of armorial wares from this service which we are offering for sale.
Condition: Good condition with no damage or restoration. The gilding around the rim is almost entirely rubbed away.
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