circa 1724, plate centered with the arms of Frederick, baronet of Westiminster, shield having three white doves on a blue reserve above base with gold ground, iron red hand (the badge of a baronet), surmounted with a helmet and dove holding sprig of laurel in beak, the whole within fleur de lis and diaper borders, rim with dove crest, pagoda, scrolls and fruit, 8-3/4 in.
Note: "Sir John Frederick, who was created a baronet in June 1723, was born in March 1678. He was the son of Thomas Frederick and Leonora, the heiress of Charles Marescoe and grandson of Sir John Frederick, the opulent London merchant, who rebuilt the Hall at Christ's Hospital after the Great Fire at a cost of 5,000 GBP. With a number of others he was a promoter of the South Sea Company. He married in July 1727 Barbara Kinnersley, by whom he had two sons, the elder of whom succeeded him at his death in 1755. The title is at present held by the descendants of his brother, Sir Thomas Frederick, Governor of Fort St. David in the East Indies."
Chinese Armorial Porcelain Volume I, David S. Howard, Faber & Faber, 31 May 1974, p.202.
Provenance: Christies, New York, January 2001; Christopher M. Weld, Essex, Massachusetts
spotting, discoloration, anomalies (as made), scratching, labels to base, wear to paint and gilt decoration, chipping to foot ring, labels to base, black light fluoresces and reveals repaired hairline crack approximately full diameter of plate, in-painting to white doves and rim