Plate, Qianlong c.1760, arms of Bigland impaling Wilkins and Weir
Plate, c.1760, with the quarterly arms of Bigland impaling Wilkins and Weir. Made for Ralph Bigland, later Garter King of Arms, unusually impaling the arms of his two wives. Amongst the flowers beneath the arms is a biblical inscription Deut. 8th 7-8-9-10 referring to a ’’big land’’ flowing with milk and honey. Only two services have a biblical inscription on the porcelain, the other being for the Distillers’’ Company.
Reference : Howard, David S.; Chinese Armorial Porcelain, Volume I, p. 508