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  • Place of origin:

    China (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1755 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Porcelain painted in polychrome enamels and gold

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mr P. Cooke

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Plate, porcelain, of octagonal form with flat sloping rim, painted in famille rose enamels and gold, painted in the centre with the arms of Bellewell, Sable, a chevron or between three swords erect argent hilted gold, but the crest is not recorded for Bellewell, although it is for Ballantyne and four other families, A demi griffin holding a sword or. The impaled coat is recorded for Tamworth of Lincoln, Halywell, Lea, and Walton, Argent on a chief sable three bezants. Round the well is a chain border and round the rim are four floral sprays.

Place of Origin

China (made)


ca. 1755 (made)


Unknown (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Porcelain painted in polychrome enamels and gold


Width: 21.6 cm

Descriptive line

Plate, porcelain, painted in polychrome enamels 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. 545




Painted; Glazed; Gilded

Subjects depicted

Griffin; Coat of arms; Chevron; Floral sprays


Ceramics; Porcelain


East Asia Collection

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