A LARGE PAIR OF CHINESE ARMORIAL DISHES, CIRCA 1755
Each painted to the centre with a large 'famille-rose' basket of fruit and flowers, the cavetto border bearing the arms of Mathew Quartering van Leemput impaling byam within a bianco-sopra-bianco border of flowers within iron-red and gilt borders.
|Literature||According to D.S. Howard, Chinese Armorial Porcelain, London 1974, p.287, G1. 'The arms are of Mathew of Llandaff, St. Kew, and the Leeward Islands....Colonel Abednego Mathew (descended from a Welsh family living in Devon and Cornwall since the fifteenth|
|Condition||In good condition|