Armorial Almendares plate

Chinese export porcelain dessert plate, c.1843.
From China to Order – Focusing on the XIXth Century and Surveying Polychrome Export Porcelain Produced During the Qing Dynasty (1644-1908) by Daniel Nadler, page 138:
“Ignacio Herrera, Spanish Governor of Cuba, was elevated to the rank of Marques. To commemorate this honor, he ordered from Canton in 1843 a substantial service, decorated with his new crest. The inscription reads: ‘Exmo Sor Marques de Almendares.’ Knowing the date of the order, we know for certain when this border, decorated with fans and pairs of pheasants, was produced.”
8″ diameter
$2,200