A Pair of Chinese Export Armorial Plates, Godfrey, Yongzheng Period, Circa 1725
Each painted in the centre with the arms of Godfrey above the motto ‘CORDE FIXAM’, the cavetto decorated with four cobalt underglaze reserves of foliage, the rim with peonies, prunus flowers, lingzhi fungus, and pine, the crest as the upper half of a male holding a cross
diameter 8.7" — 22 cm.
A plate with identical arms and design together with a punch bowl from the Hodroff Collection was sold at Christie’s New York, January 21, 2009, lot 235
A plate from this service is illustrated by Howard in Chinese Armorial Porcelain, I, page 172, no. A5
Important Private Canadian Collection of Armorial Porcelain (lots 104-117)