An extremely rare and desirable Chinese export armorial meat platter together with the matching mazarin. Chien Lung Dynasty. Circa 1765. The oval platter with floral sprigs of puce and orange bloom and the black shield with a chevron "per pale argent and or between three griffin's heads....The crest,"a griffin's head erased gules, collared, holding in the mouth a sprig vert all out of a ducal coronet per pale argent..."
The arms are those of the Boume family. There is no printed record of this family apart from the recording of this coat of arms. The above information is from the seminal work. "Chinese Export Armorial Porcelain" David Sanctuary Howard, Vol.l, Faber and Afaber, London, 1974. See page 425 for an identical platter from this dinner service (actually a Worcester copy of this platter!)
2 1/2 inches high, 16 1/2 inches long, 13 1/3 inches wide. No repairs.