REF No. 6830 GG
GG: Pair of Chinese armorial dinner plates, arms of Thompson quartering Beilby with Roundell in pretence
Qianlong period circa 1740
Diameter: 9 inches; 23cm
from the Golden Gate Collection
A pair of Chinese export porcelain armorial dinner plates with a coat of arms at the rim, the centre finely painted with birds and flowers, the rim also with panels of figures in a landscape.
The arms are of Thompson of Yorkshire quartering Beilby and Roundell in pretence. This service was made for Beilby Thompson (1686-1750) of Escrick, son of Henry Thompson MP and Mary Beilby, who married Sarah, Lady Dawes (d1773) daughter and co-heiress of Richard Roundell of Hutton Wansley in Yorkshire. His son Beilby Thompson was an MP and his grandson was created 1st Baron Wenlock.
References: Howard 1974 p304 a plate.