A Chinese Export Armorial Plate, Mertins, Yongzheng Period, Circa 1725
Painted in the centre with the arms of John-Henry Mertins, son of Sir George Mertins, Sheriff of Essex in 1705 and Lord Mayor of London in 1725, impaling those of his wife Bridget Peck, eldest daughter of William Peck of Little Samford Hall, encircled by a wide band on the well, all within an unusual famille rose floral outer border along the rim
diameter 8.75" — 22.2 cm.
A pair with identical arms and design was sold at Christie’s New York, January 23, 2008, lot 74
A plate from this service is illustrated by Howard in Chinese Armorial Porcelain, I, page 213, no. D4
Important Private Canadian Collection of Armorial Porcelain (lots 104-117)
Department: Asian Art