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Boyd family, Earls Of Kilmarnock, armorial plate bearing the arms of Boyd, Earls of Kilmarnock

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Title armorial plate bearing the arms of Boyd, Earls of Kilmarnock
Collection Artworld: Oriental Museum
Artist Boyd family, Earls Of Kilmarnock
Date 1775 - 1780 CE
Description Export ware plate, part of a Scottish armorial service.
Heavily potted porcelain plate with a wavy rim and narrow unglazed foot rim. The plate is decorated in deep underglaze blue around the rim with a broad band of floral designs and butterflies enclosed by narrow and broad diaper borders. At the centre of the plate is a coat of arms, with the motto 'Confido', in coloured overglaze enamels. There are traces of gilt around the rim. The plate is covered with a thick, undulating transparent glaze, except for the foot rim.
Description Source Legeza, I.L. 1972. Descriptive and Illustrated Catalogue of the Malcolm Macdonald Collection of Chinese Ceramics in the Gulbenkian Museum of Oriental Art and Archaeology, University of Durham. London: Oxford University Press, p. 80-81
Cultural Context Chinese
Id Number Current Accession 1969.301
Id Number Former Accession MacDonald cat. 389
Inscription Latin painted on top
Location Creation Site Zhonghua, Jiangxi, Jingdezhen
Location Current Repository The Oriental Museum
Subject receptacle/vessel, plate
Measurements 245 x 31 x 247 mm
Context The butterfly represents happiness.

The arms of Boyd, Earls of Kilmarnock.
Context Source OMDB
Rights Oriental Museum, University of Durham, Durham, 2002. All Rights reserved
Rights Owner OM
Style Period Qing Dynasty, Qianlong
Work Type plate



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