A Chinese armorial charger for the English market (Douglas). Qianlong
Decorated in the famille rose palette, the arms are intended for Douglas of Cavers, in Co. Roxburgh, Argent an human heart gules unsigned with an imperial crown, on a chief azure three stars of the first within a bordure of the second ; crest, A dexter hand holding a broken lance endwise; motto ‘Do or die’.
- Period :
- Qianlong (1736-1795), circa 1750
- 11.41 in. (29 cm)
- Reference :
The family of Douglas of Cavers descends from Archibal Douglas, brother of William, the ancestor of the Marquess of Queensbury. There are records of his family in Historical MSS Commission.