REF No. 6760 GG
GG: Chinese armorial porcelain charger with a crest of a cockatrice on the rim
Qianlong period circa 1740
Diameter: 15 inches; 38cm
from the Golden Gate Collection
A Chinese export porcelain armorial charger with a crest at the rim, the centre with blue enamelled peony, the riim with branches of flowers and fruit on a bianca-sopra-bianca floral ground.
The crest of a cockatrice between two wings above a ducal coronet is similar to those borne by a number of families and the source of this service remains unidentified. Howard says it is closest to Masters of Ewdon in Shropshire, possibly for a relative of Sir Harcourt Masters, a director of the South Sea Company.
References: Howard 1974, p310, a plate from the Anthony du Boulay collection