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Iron-Red and Gold Armorial Plate, C.1724

Y662 Iron-red and gold armorial plate, c.1724
Y662 Iron-red and gold armorial plate, c.1724
Y662 Iron-red and gold armorial plate, c.1724
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Chinese iron-red and gold armorial plate, c.1724, Yongzheng (1723-35), decorated in the centre with the arms of Davison impaling Carr (or a fess wavy between six cinquefoil gules, a crescent for difference, impaling argent on a bend between three martlets sable as many boars heads erased or), all within a spearhead-border, the cavetto with four-shaped cartouches against a liewen ground, the border with the crest of Davison (out of a naval coronet a dove rising argent with an ear of corn in its mouth) with flower sprays, conch-shells and auspicious objects, diameter: 12 5/8in., 32cm; condition: frits to rim. The Davisons of Swarland House, Felton, Northumberland were a cadet branch pf the Davisons of Newcastle. The Carrs had lived at Cocken since the reign of Henry VIII. A plate from this service can be found at the British Museum, accession no. Franks.632. For an illustrated example of a bowl with a flat base from the same service see Howard, 'Chinese Armorial Porcelain' Vol I., p. 206, pl. D2. SOLD