circa 1740, centered with the arms of Hosken, black chevron, with three flowers, amongst three lions passant on iron red ground, surmounted with a forward facing helmet, further surmounted with a demi lion rampant, surrounded by iron red and gilt scrolling leaves, the rim with gilt foliate sprays and borders, 8-7/8 in.
Note: "This Hosken family was from Carines and Ellenglaze in Cornwall. John Hosken, whose wife was born Jane Hosken, died in 1732 leaving several children. Their eldest son, born 1708, was Richard who married in 1732 Edith, daughter of John Edgecombe of Cargantle, a branch of the noble Edgecumbes of Mount Edgecumbe, their only son John being born in 1744. After his marriage there is no doubt that Richard Hosken could afford such porcelain.
There is no record of any Hosken in the East India Company and although the date of the service matches the family's rising prosperity this identification is very tentative."
Illustrated in: Soon to be released Chinese Armorial Porcelain, Vol 3, Angela Howard.
Provenance: Heirloom & Howard, Ltd., UK, August 2005; Christopher M. Weld, Essex, Massachusetts
minor spotting, wear to gilt and paint decoration throughout, minor chipping to foot ring, anomalies (as made), blacklight fluoresces revealing small areas of in-painting and restoration to rim