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SAUCER FROM THE DALLING WITH FOSTER IN PRETENCE ARMORIAL SERVICE

Made by: Unknown

On view in: Pantry


About this object

This Chinese export armorial dinner service consists of 32 objects, including six chafing or "hot water" dishes, five dinner plates, a soup bowl, four covered potted creams, three broth cups with saucers, and three coffee or tea cups with saucers. Each piece of porcelain was made at Jingdezhen and the "Fitzhugh border" patterns in underglazed blue were applied. Later, at Guangzhou (also known as Canton), famille rose enamels and gilding depicting the armorial device of Dalling with Foster in pretence surrounded by gilded dotted borders were applied "made to order." The main coat is clearly for Lt. General Sir William Dalling of Orval in Surrvey, who was created a baronet in March 1783. Lt. General Dalling became Commander-in-Chief of Madras on May 30, 1785, a post he occupied for 18 months, during which time this service was certainly commissioned.

This soup cup saucer is decorated in famille rose enamels and gilding to depict the armorial device of Dalling with Foster in pretence against the white background surrounded by gilded dotted border; underglaze-blue "Fitzhugh border", consisting of alternating flowers and butterflies on a hexagonal cell ground; and underglaze-blue rope border. It is from a dinner service consisting of 32 pieces.

Category:
ceramics, other
Object name:
SAUCER FROM THE DALLING WITH FOSTER IN PRETENCE ARMORIAL SERVICE
Made from:
Porcelain with underglaze blue -- famille rose enamels -- and gilding
Made in:
CHINA: Jingdezhen (porcelain with underglaze blue); CHINA: Guangzhou (famille rose enamels and gilding)
Date made:
1785-1786
Size:
14 cm (5 1/2 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
26.271.18
Class:
CERAMICS
Signature marks:
COAT OF ARMS Crest of Dalling family with Foster, 1785
Credit line:
Gift of Mrs. Augustus Riggs and Dina Merrill Robertson, 1975