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  • Place of origin:

    China (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1770 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Porcelain painted in famille rose enamels and gold

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mr P. Cooke

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 136, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 9, shelf 1

Physical description

Plate, porcelain, of shallow octagonal form with spreading rim, painted in famille rose enamels and gold with arms of Peach quartering Small with in pretence and accollée Cockburn. All over design is painted within a black and gold border of a Chinese family in a garden by a house, a boy flying a butterfly kite, a river landscape behind. The arms are marshalled in an interesting manner; Peach of Rooksmore in Gloucs. Granted in 1769, Gules three martlets between two chevronels argent (tinctures transposed) with a crest which should be A demi lion rampant per fess ermine and gules ducally crowned or, quartering Small, Sable on a bend argent three roses gules barbed vert, in the sinister chief point a chess rook of the second, with a coat of pretence and the same accollée, Or three cocks gules, probably for Cockburn. The two shields are set in an elaborate framework interlaced with floral sprays.

Place of Origin

China (made)


ca. 1770 (made)


Unknown (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Porcelain painted in famille rose enamels and gold


Diameter: 22.2 cm

Descriptive line

Plate, porcelain, painted in famille rose enamels and gold with coat of arms, China, Qing dynasty, Qianlong reign period, ca. 1770

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Howard, David Santuary. Chinese Armorial Porcelain. London: Faber and Faber Limited, 1974, p. 346
Kerr, Rose and Luisa E. Mengoni Chinese Export Ceramics London: V&A Publishing, 2011, p.44, pl.48




Painted; Glazed; Gilded

Subjects depicted

Roses; House; River; Garden; Floral sprays; Family; Kite; Lion


Ceramics; Porcelain


East Asia Collection

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