A Chinese Export Porcelain Armorial Spoon Stray for the Dutch Market c.1750-1760. The Center Decorated with with a Merchants Coat of Arms from Eastern or Northern Holland, Perhaps Reinders and Van Goltstein. The En Grisaille Border in the Laub und Bandelwerk Style.
Condition: In excellent condition, some rubbing to the gilt decoration.
Size: Length : 13 cm (5 inches)
References:For a teapot and cover of this design and a discussion on the history of the family see: Chinese Armorial Porcelain For The Dutch Market (Dr Jochen Kroes, Waanders Publishers, 2007. ISBN 978-90-400-83310) page 306, plate 222.
Laub Und Bandelwerk : Laub und Bandelwerk is a German term meaning foliage and scrollwork, it is a late baroque style of ornament developed in Europe in the early 18th century. This group of designs with broken trellis, `C` shaped scrolls, formalized leaves, strapwork and sashes was used to decorate rooms sometime combined with grotesques. However, Laub und Bandelwerk was more often used as a decorative border in the applied arts. It was employed on 18th century European porcelain, especially that of Du Paquier of Vienna, Doccia in Italy and Meissen in Germany, rarely was it used as the main design but it`s strong angular forms created dramatic border designs. It is therefore unsurprising that it was used on Chinese export porcelain, either in en grisaille or Camaïeu Rose ( puce ). Laub und Bandelwerk borders were used on Chinese export porcelain in the mid 18th century in designs such as `Le Pêcheur` after A.Bloemaert or `Juno and the Peacock`. For an engraving by Johann Jacob Baumgartner (active around 1720-1727) used as a source for a Laub und Bandelwerk designs see : Baroque Luxury Porcelain, The Manufactories of Du Paquier in Vienna and of Carlo Ginori in Florence, Exhibition 10 November 2005 – 29 January 2006 ( various authors, Liechtenstein Museum, Prestel, 2005. ISBN 3-7913-3499-9) page 302, plate 132.