Three Chinese Export armorial dishes, circa 1720 and 1740. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2012

A plate with the arms of Pitt with Ridgeway in pretence and a pair of chargers with the arms of Vernon impaling Purnell within an unusual iron-red, black and gilt border; 11 3/8 in. (28.7 cm.) diameter, the chargers; 8¾ in. (22.3 cm.) diameter, the plate (3). Estimate $5,000 - $7,000

Notes: Thomas Pitt, son of the Governor of Fort St George, married in 1717 Lady Frances Ridgeway, daughter and co-heir of the Earl of Londonderry.

Christie's. English Pottery and Chinese Export Art, 28 January 201, New York, Rockefeller Plaza.