Bowl with 'Duncan' coat of arms

Bowl with 'Duncan' coat of arms



A bowl decorated on two sides with an English three master ship above the arms of Duncan with below the family motto "Disce Pati" translating to "learn to suffer". The rim decorated with a chain of leaves in gilt and blue enamel, the interior with swastikas and points in underglaze blue and traces of gilding.

This bowl was part of a service made for Adam Duncan (1731-1804) who was a British admiral famous for destroying the Dutch fleet at Camperduin in 1797 during the Napoleonic wars.

Condition: two pieces re-stuck at rim by one of the ships and a restored rim chip.

Qianlong period (1736-1795), circa 1790.


Height 6 cm / 2 "
Diameter 11.2 cm / 4 12"