A Famille Rose Armorial Deep Plate
With the arms of Peers
Decorated in the centre with the Peers Coat of Arms
Within a gilt swastika fret border
Divided between four panels, one containing the Family Crest
The remaining three with finely painted floral sprays.
Diameter; 8 1/2″ (21.1 cm)
Condition; slight wear to gilding
Hairline crack 3.0 cm to rim
This Famille Rose service and the companion blue and white service
Are important because the original invoices still exist.
This Famille Rose service was invoiced on 10th December 1731
The blue and white service 19th November 1731
They were shipped on the ‘Harrison’ which left Canton 8th January 1732
This service cost 228 taels for 524 pieces (an average of three shillings per piece)
They were made for Charles Peers Esq, of Chislehampton Lodge in Oxfordshire.
Son of Sir Charles Peers who had been Lord Mayor of London in 1715