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Lot 508: CHINESE EXPORT OCTAGONAL ARMORIAL PLATE WITH ROYAL COAT OF ARMS, ca. 1780
27 October 2016
Boston, MA, USALive Auction
CHINESE EXPORT OCTAGONAL ARMORIAL PLATE WITH ROYAL COAT OF ARMS, ca. 1780
bearing the crowned Arms quarterly of Scotland, France, Ireland, and Hanover being held aloft by a Lion and a Unicorn; diameter: 9 1/2 in.
Provenance: Property of a Boston Family
Other Notes: Plate bears an extensive label on verso stating that the plate came from a service made in 1780 for His Royal Highness Prince William Henry, (b. 1742) the 1st Duke of Gloucester & Edinburgh, and brother to King George III. The Duke lived at Gloucester House, London until his death in 1805 and the porcelain service remained at Gloucester House until 1904.
plate broken in half and restored; several rim repairs