Armorial Famille Rose Plate, Qianlong (1736-95)
Chinese armorial famille rose plate, Qianlong (1736-95) circa 1750, decorated to the centre with the arms of Amyas of Norfork (Argent, a boar’s head couped sable, armed or, between three crosses crosslet of the second), within a chain border to the cavetto, the rim with three floral sprays surmounted by a stag head; .
Diameter: 9 in. (22.9cm.)
Shallow chip to rim
The arms of Amyas were granted in 1576 to Thomas Amyas of Norfolk. A plate from this same service is illustrated in Howard, ‘Chinese Armorial Porcelain’, Vol. I, p.532 pl. Q1