A Group Meissen Style Pseudo Armorial Dishes Qianlong
Each decorated in the centre with a Rococo Cartouche
Containing various grisaille scenes
Above various Latin mottos on a pink ribbon
Within a carved slip border with cartouches of various fruit
The reverse with vine, gourd and gilt bamboo
The pieces from this service are inspired by Meissen style designs.
With the grisaille designs and Latin mottos are derived from European books of allegorical emblems.
Popular in Europe during the 16th and 17thC.
The Latin mottos are often incorrectly copied.
A large part of this service from the collection of Major General Sir George Burns of North Mymms Park, Hatfield, Hertfordshire was sold on 26th September 1979
Metropolitan Museum of Art, bequest of George D Pratt for a 15 3/4″ dish