Chinese Export Armorial Porcelain Service for the Portuguese Market, with the Arms of Silveira, 18th/19th century
each piece decorated with the arms of Silveira Impaling Tavora and the motto "FINDIT QUAS CUM QUAE"; the rims decorated with a border of iron-red and gold serrated leaves on a gilt dotted band; comprising: 9 dinner plates, diameter: 9 1/2 in., 3 soup plates, diameter: 9 3/4 in., 5 salad plates, diameter 7 3/4 in., 3 oval serving platters, lengths: 16 in., 12 in., and 10 1/2 in., shallow serving bowl, (heavily restored), diameter: 10 3/4 in., 2 oval serving dishes with lids, lengths: 13 3/8 in. and 11 1/4 in., an oval serving dish, sans lid, length: 10 3/4 in., and an extra lid; total pieces: 25
Provenance: Property of a Boston, Massachusetts Lady.
Other Notes: A soup plate from this service is in the collection of the Legion of Honor Museum, San Francisco and other pieces are in the collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.