CHINESE EXPORT PORCELAIN ARMORIAL SOUP PLATE WITH THE ARMS OF SCOTT IMPALING SMITH, CIRCA 1745.
Sold: $900 ($750)
Painted in famille rose enamels and gold with a quadrilobed panel enclosing a view of Fort St. George, Madras, and the rim with the arms of Scott impaling Smith, the crest of a stag trippant proper and landscape views of Plymouth Sound or the anchorage in the Pearl River. Diameter 8 ⅞ inches.
Provenance: Collection of Robert Treat Paine, Boston, Massachusetts, by descent in the family.
Literature: David Sanctuary Howard, “Chinese Armorial Porcelain,” vol. I, p. 858 (unillustrated), and v. II, p. 207, J5.