Armorial plate by Unknown Artist

This octagonal Ch' ien plate is an excellent example of the service of Chinese armorial porcelain most probably commissioned by Alderman Beckford, father of William Beckford.

Details

Medium:
Porcelain
Dimensions:
9 cm
Art Fund grant:
£500 ( Total: £1,200)
Acquired in:
1990
Vendor:
Heirloom & Howard

Beckford Senior was Lord Mayor of London in 1763 and again in 1770. The arms and crest of Beckford are repeated four times around the rim of the plate.

Provenance

Believed to have been commissioned by Alderman Beckford. Heirloom & Howard Ltd.

Venue details

Beckford's Tower and Museum Lansdown Road, Lansdown, BATH Somerset BA1 9BH 01225 460705 www.beckfordstower.org.uk

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass (standard entry £4.50)

5 Mar – 30 Oct
Sat, Sun and Bank Holiday Mon, 10.30am – 5pm (last admission 4.30pm)

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