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  • Place of origin:

    China (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1716 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Porcelain painted in polychrome enamels and gold

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mr P. Cooke

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 13, shelf 3

Physical description

Plate, porcelain, painted in underglaze blue with splayed rim and recessed base, painted in Chinese imari style with parts in underglaze blue and details added in enamels. In the centre are the arms of Horsemonden, Gules a saltire argent over all fess azure charged with three leopards' faces or; crest, A leopard's head affronte, from the top two snakes vert issuant and facing the dexter and sinister the tails appearing from the mouth. All in mainly red, green, and gold. The arms are also repeated four times round the rim, and between them are trefoil panels with small Chinese landscapes joined by floral scrollwork which also frames the central arms. Round the outside on the rim are two simple flower sprays.

Place of Origin

China (made)


ca. 1716 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Porcelain painted in polychrome enamels and gold


Diameter: 22.2 cm

Descriptive line

Plate, porcelain painted in polychrome enamels and gold in Imari style with coat of arms, China, Qing dynasty, Kangxi reign period, ca. 1716

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

Howard, David Santuary. Chinese Armorial Porcelain. London: Faber amd Faber Limited, 1974, p. 176.
Kerr, Rose and Luisa E. Mengoni Chinese Export Ceramics London: V&A Publishing, 2011, p.40, pl.42




Painted; Gilded; Glazing

Subjects depicted

Scrollwork; Coats of arms; Floral


Ceramics; Porcelain


East Asia Collection

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