A Chinese Export Armorial Plate, Sainthill of Devon, Qianlong Period, Circa 1770
Of octagonal form, painted in the centre with the arms of Sainthill of Devon quartering Hill and impaling Yonge, made for Edward Sainthill of Bradninch, who married Frances, sister of Sir William Yonge, Bt., of Colyton, the cavetto with an underglaze-blue band of ‘cracked ice’ ground with prunus flowers, arranged in a Fitzhugh pattern with Chinese literati motifs
diameter 9.1" — 23 cm.
A plate from this service is illustrated by Howard in Chinese Armorial Porcelain, I, page 600, no. R11
Important Private Canadian Collection of Armorial Porcelain (lots 104-117)