REF No. 6807 GG
GG: Pair of Chinese pseudoarmorial porcelain soup plates
Qianlong period circa 1770
Diameter: 9 inches; 23cm
from the Golden Gate Collection
Provenance: ex-collection Mrs Vincent Astor, label to reverse
A pair of Chinese export porcelain octagonal soup plates with a central monogram surmounted by a lion crest, the rim with swags of flowers.
The initials appear to read WAS with the central A for the family name and the W & S for the first names of a couple, though they have not been identified. The crest is carried by a number of families including de Blois of Ireland.