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  • Place of origin:

    China (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1755 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Porcelain painted in underglaze blue and gold

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mr P. Cooke

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 13, shelf 2

Physical description

Saucer, porcelain, of octagonal form with flat spreading rim, painted in underglaze blue enamels and gold. Around the rim is a floral frieze-type border and round the well is a cash-diaper and four cartouche containing formal flower sprays. The ground for the designs was formerly decorated in gold. In the centre painted mainly in green and red are the arms of Martin surrounded by a wreath, Paly of six or and azure, on a gules chief three martlets of the first, a mullet for difference (for a third son of his line); and the crest, A marten the tail ermine.

Place of Origin

China (made)


ca. 1755 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Porcelain painted in underglaze blue and gold


Width: 15.4 cm

Descriptive line

Saucer, porcelain, painted in underglaze blue and gold with coat of arms, China, Qing dynasty, Qianlong reign period, ca. 1755

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

Howard, David Santuary. Chinese Armorial Porcelain. London: Faber and Faber Limited, 1974, p. 588




Painted; Glazed; Gilded

Subjects depicted

Coat of arms; Floral sprays


Ceramics; Porcelain


East Asia Collection

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