2044. A Small Dish and A Pair of Plates

Object description
A SMALL DISH AND A PAIR OF PLATES, the dish executed c. 1775 for the Portuguese market, enamelled and gilt with the arms of Joaquim Inácio da Cruz Sobral and the motto 'NOMEN HONOR QUE MEIS', the rim with green enamel swags, the plates decorated with enamel colours and underglaze blue, depicting a parrot perched on a peony branch, Qianlong period (1736-1795), diameter c. 16-22.5 cm