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  • Place of origin:

    China (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1723 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Porcelain painted in underglaze blue with polychrome enamels and gold and coat of arms

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mr P. Cooke

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Plate, porcelain, painted in underglaze blue with polychrome enamels and gilt and the arms of Pinell impaling Hamlyn. Plate has a sloping rim and a low foot with a ring on the bottom and also cartouche round the well. In the centre in a palette of enamels combining famille verte and famille rose are the arms of Pinell, Per pale or and argent, aneagle displayed azure, impaling those of Hamlin of Leics and Bucks, Gules a lion rampant ermine crowned with an antique crown or, with helm and mantling. Round the well in the cartouches are auspicious objects in famille verte colours on a ground of floral scrolls in red and gold. Above them on lotus leaves are dishes in enamels alternatively with a peach and a Buddha's hand citroen, with other auspicious objects and antiques between them in the famille verte palette. Outside round the rim are four red and green flowers.

Place of Origin

China (made)


ca. 1723 (made)


Unknown (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Porcelain painted in underglaze blue with polychrome enamels and gold and coat of arms


Diameter: 24.5 cm

Descriptive line

Plate, porcelain painted in underglaze blue, polychrome enamels, and gold, with coat of arms, China, Qing dynasty, Yongzheng reign period, ca. 1723

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

Howard, David Santuary. Chinese Armorial Porcelain. London: Faber and Faber Limited, 1974, p. 183




Painted; Gilding; Glazed

Subjects depicted

Coat of arms; Floral scrolls; Lotus; Lion


Ceramics; Porcelain


East Asia Collection

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