Armorial pair plates arms of oliphant impaling browne 1790

Pair of Chinese export porcelain armorial plates with the arms of Oliphant impaling Browne, c.1790
From Chinese Armorial Porcelain by David Sanctuary Howard:
“The arms, though incorrectly painted, are intended for a branch of Oluphant of Scotland. It would not be possible to divine this but for another service with the same impalement, above, but with the crest A unicorn’s head erased argent. Although a crest’ is painted here, it is a duplication of the helm. The principal Oliphant arms are Gules three crescents argent, those painted here Azure, on a fess argent, two crosses crosslet between three crescents argent. The impaled coat is of Browne, Sable a dagger in bend proper and in chief a boar’s head erased argent. This is one of three services made within a decade with the same coats impaled – all differing and probably all incorrect. (See W4 for the desert service). The Browne family is of Blackburn in Berwickshire.”
10″ diameter
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