A Chinese armorial oblong dish for the English market (Captain Richard Drake).
Of oblong form and lobed outline, painted in the center in the famille rose palette, with a pair of pheasants perched on rock work beneath overhanging branches of flowering tree peony, the rim painted with the arms of Drake, opposite the crest of a castle surmounted by a wyvern, reserved in a border of multi-colored shellwork and cornucopiae.
- Period :
- Qianlong (1735-1795), circa 1750
- 11.41 in. / 6.88 in. (29 cm / 17.5 cm)
- Reference :
- upon request
A plate of this service was in the Hervouët Collection (Sotheby’s Monaco, Porcelaines de Chine à décor occidental – Collection François Hervouët – Premiere partie), 22 june 1987, lot 918.
A plate from this service is also illustrated by David Howard in Chinese Armorial Porcelain, p. 337, K5.
This service may have been made for Captain Richard Drake of the Hawk, at Canton in 1758 (or Captain Benjamin Drake of the Drake).