- Museum number
'Famille rose' beaker with a French coat of arms. Part of a set of three pieces (see also BM Franks. 486+A) are painted in a distinct colour scheme, consisting mainly of light blue, rose-pink and white enamel, with a quartered coat of arms under a helmet with lavish blue-and- white plumes, with a bird as crest and a ribbon inscribed 'LE GRAND' below. The rim border consists of decorative shells, feathers and similar motifs.
- Production date
- 1740-1750 (circa)
Height: 8 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Harrison-Hall and Krahl 1994:
The French family Le Grand had branches particularly in Normandy. The rim border is reminiscent of European-inspired shell borders such as those on a blue-and-white and an enamelled service (BM Franks. 587 and Franks. 858+).
- 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
- Registration number