Chinese Porcelain Armorial Porcelain Bowl with MAKGILL MCGILL MACGILL Family & Clan Arms. Qianlong Emperor 中国纹章瓷板乾隆帝
YEAR OF MANUFACTURE: 1765
ORIGIN: EDINBURGH, China
WEIGHT: 96.45 troy ounces (105.82 ounces or 3,000.00 grams)
STOCK CODE: Makgill punch bowl
Here is a superb, large and rare Chinese export punch bowl. From a good estate.
This previously unrecorded commission bears the arms of the Makgill family, Scotland. I have it on authority that this piece will be included in Vol 3 of Howards, Chinese Armorial Porcelain.
Don't miss this unique survivor from Scotland's history. Beautiful gold border and bird garden panels.
Oxenfoord Castle, near Edinburgh was the seat of the Makgills for centuries. Robert Makgill, second Viscount Oxfuird died in 1706 and left no issue. He had a son George who died before him in 1701, and two daughters Christian and Henrietta. Christian married William Maitland in 1724. Christian inherited the estate and used the title Viscountess in 1706.
her son Robert Maitland styled himself Viscount in 1733 voting at the election of peers. After his death, Henrietta styled herself Viscountess in 1755. (She had married James Hamilton 7th of Orbiston, Sheriff).The line of succession was not truly settled until 1977.The Mailtand's, a Naval family, had ordered several services, so could have ordered this.
It was probably made for John MakGill, of Kemback (or Kembach) House, Fife. Who was actually De Jure (by right) 5th Viscount Oxfuird and a close relation.
The carved stone arms above Kemback House entrance, show Makgill impaling Fane for the marriage of John Magill to Janet Ramsay, with the martlett crest above.
Motto: "In domino confido". The martlett crest should be azure, this is a painter's error. The Viscounts Oxfuird's crest is a phoenix rising from flames.
13.75 Inches wide. (35cm)
Good condition for age. Three haircracks. One short, one with chipping to one side.
Rings well when tapped.
It was probably made for John MakGill, of Kemback (or Kembach) House, Fife.
By appointment only., Grays Mews, Mayfair, London, W1K5AB, United Kingdom View map
Show this exhibitor's phone number
View all of this exhibitor's items