circa 1760, octagonal shape, depicting arms of Maitland, two quarters having lion rampant iron red on gilt ground within double black border, quartering Lauder of Edinburgh, with two quarters with black griffins with wings spread, holding a sword, the whole surmounted with a lion wearing a gilt crown, holding a sword and a fleur de lis, with motto "Deo Juvante" to top and "Consilio et animis" to bottom, center of plate and rim with floral sprays and gilt bamboo, 8-1/2 in.
Note: "Sir John Maitland was Lord Privy Seal of Scotland, and in 1590 created 1st Baron Maitland, while his son was created Earl of Lauderdale and elder grandson Duke of Lauderdale, who was captured at the Battle of Worcester and spent nine years in the Tower, dying without an heir.
At the 6th Earl's death in 1744, James succeeded as 7th Earl and died in 1789. From him the 8th to 11th Earls were descended and this service was almost certainly made for one of his brothers. Possibly Charles Barclay-Maitland, from whom was descended the 12th Earl; or Richard, who was at the capture of Quebec in 1759, served in North America until 1772, married at New York Mary McAdam, and from whom descends the present Earl; Sir Alexander was a distinguished military officer, created a baronet in 1818; Frederick Lewis, Captain, R.N., of Rankeillour, married in 1767 the Makgill heiress and from them descend the family of Maitland-Makgill-Crighton; while Patrick, the sixth son, married Jane Maitland, Dowager Countess of Rothes."
Chinese Armorial Porcelain Volume I, David S. Howard, Faber & Faber, 31 May 1974, p. 386.
Provenance: Heirloom & Howard, UK, June 2002; Christopher M. Weld, Essex, Massachusetts
mild scratching, spotting, accretion, anomalies (as made), wear to paint and gilt decoration, discoloration, fleabites to rim, labels to base, chipping to foot ring, black light fluoresces revealing in-painting to rim and restored hairline crack