REF No. 5107
Chinese export porcelain Armorial Dinner Plate (italian arms)
Qianlong, c. 1775
Diameter: 9 inches (23cm)
An octagonal dinner plate with a central armorial, the rim with floral swags, the outer rim with an iron red petal band, the cavetto with an unusual border of repeated palmettes.
This dinner plate comes from a service ordered by Uguccione III Bourbon del Monte, 12th Marquis Regent of Sorbello (1737 - 1816). He was the son of Guiseppe I (1690-1747) a successful and important diplomat for the King of Sardinia. Uguccione acquired the Palazzo Bourbon di Sorbello in Piazza Piccinino, Perugia, which he filled with fine art and objects, including this service, much of which remains there today.