Circular plate decorated in polychrome enamels and gold, with band at the edge, shell-and-scroll border on the rim, spearheads at the well, armorial in the center.
The arms are those of Hale impaling Dissert, and this service was made for John Hale, who married Jane Dissert. John Hale was a member of the Blacksmiths' Company and a Freeman of the City of London.
In his will, as Howard notes, Hale bequeathed "my china stampt with my arms and those of my wife Jane" to his niece Mary, who was the daughter of his brother Philip. Mary married Thomas Garle, and a portion of this service remains in the Garle family.
|Year Range from||1755|
|Year Range to||1755|
|Place of Origin||Made in Jingdezhen, Probably Decorated in Guangzhou (Canton), China|
|Collection||The Reeves Center|
|Credit line||Museum Purchase|