Pair of Chinese Armorial Salts, C. 1740, Qianlong (1736-95)
Pair of Chinese armorial salts, c. 1740, Qianlong (1736-95), of canted rectangular trencher form, the central well decorated with the crest of Bannerman, with the motto ' PRO.PATRIA' with the figure of a warrior wearing wide pantaloons and holding a sword in his right hand and wearing a plumed hat, the sides painted with sprigs of flowers and the spreading plinth with gilt and rouge de fer barbed frieze,
Width: 3 1/8in. ,7.9 cm.;
This is one of two Chinese services of the same date made for Alexander Bannerman of Aberdeen (1715-1782). The Bannerman service will be published by Mrs. Howard in Chinese Armorial Porcelain, vol. III.