A famille rose, Armorial Part-Sevice, Probably made for George Johnstone of Cowhill, Dumfriesshire Qianlong/Circa 1770
Lot 122
A famille rose, Armorial Part-Sevice, Probably made for George Johnstone of Cowhill, Dumfriesshire Qianlong/Circa 1770
Sold for £4,800 (US$ 7,457) inc. premium

Lot Details
A famille rose, Armorial Part-Sevice, Probably made for George Johnstone of Cowhill, Dumfriesshire
Qianlong/Circa 1770
Each object, decorated with a central arms of Johnstone impaling Stewart quartering Lorne. Comprising: a central famille rose achievement made into a circular plaque; a cylindrical tankard; four sauce boats; a small octagonal tureen and cover; a helmet-shaped jug; twelve octagonal dishes; two large dishes of cylindrical form with foliate rim; eighteen dishes; thirteen small dishes; a bowl; four teabowls; a mustard pot and cover; and an oviform jar and cover with metal loop handle; (old damage)
The largest octagonal dish 46cm (18in) diameter (63).

Footnotes

  • Provenance: By direct family descent to the present owner.

    Cf. David Sanctuary Howard/Chinese Armorial Porcelain/page 426 for a comparable dish from this service. Howard considered that the service was almost certainly made for George Johnstone of Cowhill in Dumfriesshire. Interestingly, Howard also points out that this service acted as a precursor for a similar service, manufactured in China about 1930. The process by which this latter service was ordered from an agent in Shanghai on his way to Ching-te Chen, is told at some length by Howard (pages 58-59/op.cit. above).
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