REF No. 6768 GG
GG: Pair of Chinese armorial porcelain sauceboats with the arms of Ross of Balnagowan
Qianlong period circa 1755
Length: 9½ inches; 24cm
from the Golden Gate Collection
A pair of Chinese export porcelain armorial sauceboats with a gilt chain border, flowers and butterflies.
The accollée arms are Ross of Balnagowan with either Aylmer or Porterfield or Portester but Howard says that the sinister coat is mistaken. It looks Scottish from the saltire and the ravens. The motto: ‘Nobilis est ira leonis’ is normally associated with the Clan Stuart of Bute.
References: Howard 1974, p563, a sauceboat identical to one of these.