Chinese famille verte armorial saucer dish, c. 1717, Kangxi (1662-1722), decorated in the centre with the arms of Fenwick (per fess gules and argent six martlets counterchanged a mullet for difference) within a band of stylized flames and floral cartouches, the cavetto with the crest (a phoenix in flames proper) and a garland of stylized foliage,
Diameter: 8 1/2in., 21.6cm.
Fenwick of Northumberland were a merchant family from Newcastle-upon-Tyne with their family seat in Brenkley and Morpeth. The service was probably made for Mr. Fenwick, Chief Supercargo on the East Indiaman 'Marlborough' at Canton 1716. For further details and to see an illustrated example of another plate from this service see Howard, David S., Chinese Armorial Porcelain Vol I, p. 188, pl. C3.