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Chinese export dish with the arms of Bishop of Oporto, Jiaqing.
Stock Number: 5.4038
Rare and fine Chinese export porcelain oval butter tub stand decorated in opaque enamels from the famille rose (fencai) palette with the arms of D. ANTONIO DE S. JOSÉ DE CASTRO, Bishop of Oporto, c. 1810, w. 15 cm, 6 in. 5.4038
• Portugal in Porcelain from China: 500 years of trade, by A. Varela Santos, v. II, pp. 660/4, where the arms and the bishop are studied in detail;
• Chinese Porcelain and the Heraldry of the Empire by N. Castro, p. 197.