QIANLONG 1736 – 1795 Chinese Export Porcelain

An 18th Century Chinese Export Porcelain Armorial Teabowl or Small Bowl Decorated in Famille Rose Enamels c.1795. Painted with the Crest of John Fane 10th Earl of Westmorland, K.G., Lord Lieutenant of Ireland 1790 – 1795. The Crest Occurs on Both Sides of this Bowl, the Interior Rim is Decorated with a Simple Interweaved Wreath in Blue and Green Enamel.

Poor, there are four large cracks which are rather stained.
Diameter : 11 cm (4 1/4 inches)
The Clifford Henderson Collection of Chinese Armorial Porcelain.
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For a saucer or small plate from this armorial service see : Chinese Armorial Porcelain (David Sanctuary Howard, Faber and Faber, 1974) page 668, T12.


John Fane, 10th Earl of Westmorland :
John Fane, 10th Earl of Westmorland KG, PC (1 June 1759 – 15 December 1841), styled Lord Burghersh between 1771 and 1774, was a British Tory politician of the late 18th and early 19th centuries, who served in most of the cabinets of the period, primarily as Lord Privy Seal. Westmorland was the son of John Fane, 9th Earl of Westmorland, and Augusta, daughter of Lord Montague Bertie. He succeeded in the earldom on the death of his father in 1774. In 1789 Westmorland was appointed Joint Postmaster General by William Pitt the Younger and sworn of the Privy Council. Already the same year he was appointed Lord Lieutenant of Ireland by Pitt, a post he held until 1794. From 1795 to 1798 he was Master of the Horse under Pitt. The latter year Pitt made him Lord Privy Seal, a position he would hold under five prime Ministers (Pitt, Addington, Pitt again, Portland, Perceval and Liverpool) for the next 35 years, except between 1806 and 1807 when Lord Grenville was in office. Westmorland was also Lord Lieutenant of Northamptonshire between 1828 and 1841.He was made a Knight of the Garter in 1793. Lord Westmorland married Sarah Anne Child (28 August 1764 - 9 November 1793), the only daughter and heiress of wealthy banker, Robert Child, against her father`s wishes, at Gretna Green on 20 May 1782. Child consequently cut his daughter and her sons and their descendants out of his will, and made his daughter`s daughters his heirs to prevent the Fanes from benefiting from this elopement. Their eldest daughter, Lady Sarah Sophia Fane (1785-1867), made testamentary heiress of her maternal grandfather, married George Child-Villiers, 5th Earl of Jersey; her husband assumed the additional surname of Child. Information taken from :