Chinese Export porcelain armorial plate, decorated with the arms of Fludyer. See David Howard, Chinese Armorial Porcelain Vol 1, p. 486.
China c. 1750
Condition: Good condition with no chips, cracks or repairs. Minor scratches and rubbing, as expected.
The arms are of Sir Samuel Fludyer (1704-1768). Fludyer was was a successful textile merchant, Member of Parliment and banker. He served as Lord Mayor of London in 1761-2.
Male wigs were at the height of fashion in the middle of the 18th century. The coronation of King George III in September of 1761 prompted artist and satirist William Hogarth (1697-1764) to produce his engraving, "The Five Orders of Periwigs", which lampoons the outlandish wigs and the men who wore them. Hogarth revealed the 'winged periwig' at the end of the second row was worn by Fludyer to the coronation.