|A Chinese Export Armorial Soup Plate,
Arms of Louthian or Lothian,
Of octagonal form, centering the arms of Louthian with the motto Non dormit Qvi Custodit continuing to a rim painted with floral sprays and birds.
Reference: Chinese Armorial Porcelain, Vol. I, David Sanctuary Howard p. 561 where he writes "The arms, probably copied from a bookplate, are of Louthian, or Lothian."
The arms are Argent on a mount in base proper a pine tree verte, a talbot tied thereto of the second and from a branch a bugle horn pendant of the second all within a border of the third.
"The motto Non Dormit qui custodit (Who guards does not sleep) rest on a bridge with the view of a port-probably the Firth of forth-while on one side is an urn and on the other a tombstone with the date MDCCLXV111 (1768). The urn has a warrior finial holding a halbert.
The Louthians are an Edinburgh family who lived at Overgogar, with a cadet branch at Kingsbarns." |
Earle Vandekar of Knightsbridge Inc.
||18th Century (1701-1800)|
||tiny chip repaired|
|| Diameter 8 5/8 inches (22 cm).
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