REF No. 6795 GG
GG: Pair of Chinese armorial porcelain deep fruit dishes with floral monogramme
Qianlong period circa 1770
Diameter: 6½ inches; 16.5cm
from the Golden Gate Collection
A pair of Chinese export porcelain deep fruit dishes, with a floral monogram and a coat of arms incorporating an anchor.
The arms have not been identified and may be invented for a man of maritime activity. The few examples from this service that have been recorded are of unusual shapes, all of types associated with ’ships’ porcelain’ - shapes that hold liquids better in conditions of motion as on a ship.
The style is similar to a Swedish design using the initials of Carl Linnaeus in a similar manner.