A London-decorated Chinese export armorial plate, the centre attractively decorated with flowers sprays and insects, together with a pair of carrots and a peapod. The rim has an elabote gilt decoration (sometimes referred to as a Grubbe border). The decoration is possibly painted in the workshop of James Giles. The eagle (or possibly gryphon) head crest has not been identified. Diameter 22.8 cm. (9")
London-decorated Chinese armorial wares are uncommon. This style of decoration is classified as 'Type B' Giles flower painting.
Provenance: from the collection of Stephen Hanscombe, exhibited at Stockpring Antiques in the exhibition of Early James Giles as part of item 111. Further labels for Stockpring Antiques and the Stephen Hanscombe collection attached.
Date: Qianlong circa 1755 to 1765
Condition: the plate is in good condition with no damage or restoration. The gilt decoration at the rim is badly rubbed over one third of the rim length.
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