- Museum number
'Famille rose' serving dish with an English coat of arms; Talbot impaling Clopton. Part of a service made for Henry Talbot of Dorking who married Catherine, daughter of Sir Hugh Clopton of Stratford-upon- Avon in 1735. This dish is painted in overglaze enamels and gold with a central coat of arms surrounded by rose - pink enamel mantling, and a dense lotus scroll in iron - red and gold in the cavetto, with four cartouches with beribboned emblems. The rim bears a standing lion as a crest, and three sprays of flowers tied with scrolls and a gourd, or with books and pomegranates, alternating with melons and finger citron.
- Production date
- 1735-1740 (circa)
Diameter: 15.30 inches
- Curator's comments
- Harrison-Hall and Krahl 1994:
The arms have been identified as Talbot impaling Clopton (Howard, 1974, p. 196). The service was made for Henry Talbot of Dorking, Surrey, a Commissioner of Revenue, who married Catherine, daughter of Sir Hugh Clopton of Stratford-upon-Avon, in 1735. This dish and the service to which it belonged, were probably made soon after their wedding. Catherine's sister and father both had their own Chinese armorial services. Replacements were made for this service in England, later in the 18th century (Howard, 1974, p. 196).
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1994, Taiwan, National Museum of History, Ancient Chinese Trade Ceramics
1995 27 Jan-26 Mar, London, BM, G91, East Meets West: Chinese Trade Ceramics in the British Museum
- Acquisition date
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: 1887,1218.29