One of two Chinese porcelain armorial dinner plates, this the larger, decorated with floral and heraldic designs etc. mainly in gilt. Gilt design outlined in iron-red enriched with blue enamel. Part of larger service. Early 18th century. Arms are those of Cowan family (Mary Cowan married Alexander Stewart c1737). c.1730
Gifted to the National Trust from Lady Mairi Bury (1921-2009), 1976.