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Pair Of Early 19th Century Chinese Export Porcelain Oval Armorial Dishes


£1,250 | $1,708 USD | €1,457 EUR
Item Number: SA729588
Date of manufacture: 19th Century
Current Status: For sale
Seller: Roger Bradbury Antiques
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Each with the coat of arms of the Honourable East India Company.
The rims are decorated with gemetric leaf and tongue detailing, the central armorials bear the coat of arms.
These were almost certainly commissioned for the East India Companies president at Madras. An example of which can be found in the Victoria and Albert Museum No. 335 J – 1898. Literature Claire Le Corbiller (China Trade Porcelain Patterns of Exchange) ; The Metropolitan Museum of Art 1974 P120. Also examples were discovered on the wreck of the Diana discovered by Captain Dorrian Ball and auctioned by Christies in 1995
I have had a few examples of these but due to them being immersed in the sea, some had lost their pattern.
To me, these are fascinating pieces of history where the British were condoning the trade in opium from India to China thus making addicts out of millions of poor souls.
Condition: A few fine marks, no chips or cracks. Minor age related wear.
Size: 20cm x 26.9cm x 2.5cm
Please Note. Price excluding postage.
The East India Company, also known as the Honourable East India Company (HEIC), East India Trading Company (EITC), the English East India Company or the British East India Company, and formally known as John Company, Company Bahadur, or simply The Company, was an English and later British joint-stock company. It was formed to trade in the Indian Ocean region, initially with the East Indies (India and South East Asia), and later with Qing China. The company ended up seizing control of large parts of the Indian subcontinent, colonised parts of Southeast Asia and Hong Kong after the First Opium War and maintained trading posts and colonies in the Middle Eastern Gulf called Persian Gulf Residencies.
Originally chartered as the "Governor and Company of Merchants of London Trading into the East-Indies’, the company rose to account for half of the world's trade particularly in basic commodities including cotton, silk, indigo dye, salt, spices, saltpetre, tea and opium.The company also ruled the beginnings of the British Empire in India. In his speech to the House of Commons in July 1833, Lord Macaulay explained that since the beginning, the East India Company had always been involved in both trade and politics, just as its French and Dutch counterparts had been.
The company received a Royal Charter from Queen Elizabeth I on 31 December 1600, coming relatively late to trade in the Indies. Before them the Portuguese Estado da India had traded there for much of the 16th century and the first of half a dozen Dutch Companies sailed to trade there from 1595. These Dutch companies amalgamated in March 1602 into the Dutch East India Company (VOC), which introduced the first permanent joint stock from 1612 (meaning investment into shares did not need to be returned but could be traded on a stock exchange). By contrast, wealthy merchants and aristocrats owned the EIC's shares. Initially the government owned no shares and had only indirect control until 1657 when permanent joint stock was established.
During its first century of operation, the focus of the company was trade, not the building of an empire in India. Following the First Anglo Mughal War, the company interests turned from trade to territory during the 18th century as the Mughal Empire declined in power and the East India Company struggled with its French counterpart, the French East India Company (Compagnie française des Indes orientales) during the Carnatic Wars of the 1740s and 1750s in southern India. The battles of Plassey and Buxar, in which the company defeated the Nawabs of Bengal, left the company in control of the proto-industrialised Mughal Bengal with the right to collect revenue, in Bengal and Bihar, and a major military and political power in India. In the following decades it gradually increased the extent of the territories under its control, contro


This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 19th Century.


Height = 20 cm (7.9")
Width = 26.9 cm (10.6")
Depth = 2.5 cm (1.0")

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