Chinese armorial plate, Yongzheng c. 1730, decorated predominantly in iron-red and gilt with a central roundel containing spray of flowers including peony, chrysanthemum and lily, the cavetto with four ogee-shaped panels containing figures within oriental watery landscapes, against dense lotus scroll, the rim with the crest of Davies (a lion's gamb erased holding a mullet of five points), four roundels containing blooming lotus flower against surface ripples, and three further floral sprays
Diameter: 22.5cm. (8 7/8in.)
Two small chips to rim and a shallow frit to underside of rim
See David Sanctuary Howard, 'Chinese Armorial Porcelain', Vol. II, p. 149, D9.