A Very Rare Identical Pair of Chinese Export Huashi (soft paste) Porcelain Cabinet Plates of Octagonal Outline, mid Eighteenth Century.
Impressive hand painted overglaze monogram to center bearing gilt initials "RB" The oval shield is supported by a tied ribbon and surrounded by a floral garland. The decorative border with segments of diaper work, cell work ju'I lappet form panela and butterflies and floral sprays.
Condition: Good condition with no losses to edges.
Diameter: (entire) 9.25” (23.5m).
Location: Dublin City, Ireland.
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Provenance: Part of a Dinner Service commissioned by The Fourth Earl of Cork, Richard Boyle (1694-1753) Marston House.