|Title||armorial plate bearing the arms of Boyd, Earls of Kilmarnock|
|Collection||Artworld: Oriental Museum|
|Artist||Boyd family, Earls Of Kilmarnock|
|Date||1775 - 1780 CE|
|Description||Export ware plate, part of a Scottish armorial service.
Heavily potted porcelain plate with a wavy rim and narrow unglazed foot rim. The plate is decorated in deep underglaze blue around the rim with a broad band of floral designs and butterflies enclosed by narrow and broad diaper borders. At the centre of the plate is a coat of arms, with the motto 'Confido', in coloured overglaze enamels. There are traces of gilt around the rim. The plate is covered with a thick, undulating transparent glaze, except for the foot rim.
|Description Source||Legeza, I.L. 1972. Descriptive and Illustrated Catalogue of the Malcolm Macdonald Collection of Chinese Ceramics in the Gulbenkian Museum of Oriental Art and Archaeology, University of Durham. London: Oxford University Press, p. 80-81|
|Id Number Current Accession||1969.301|
|Id Number Former Accession||MacDonald cat. 389|
|Inscription||Latin painted on top|
|Location Creation Site||Zhonghua, Jiangxi, Jingdezhen|
|Location Current Repository||The Oriental Museum|
|Measurements||245 x 31 x 247 mm|
|Context||The butterfly represents happiness.
The arms of Boyd, Earls of Kilmarnock.
|Rights||Oriental Museum, University of Durham, Durham, 2002. All Rights reserved|
|Style Period||Qing Dynasty, Qianlong|