QIANLONG 1736 – 1795 Dutch Decorated Chinese Export Porcelain

A Large 18th Century Dutch Decorated Chinese Export Porcelain Saucer-Shaped Dish c.1740-1750. The Blue and White Chinese Porcelain Dish has Been Over Decorated in Holland with the Well Known `Cherry Picker` Design, a Well Dressed Couple, a Lady Singing and a Man Playing Cello. The Blue and White Chinese Flower Decoration has Iron-red and Gilding Which was also Added in Holland in About 1745-1750.


Condition: A large rim crack with associated cracks.

Size: Diameter : 28 cm (11 inches)



Stock number: 23678

References :
This dish is interesting in that it combines scenes that often appear separately but a version of this pattern can be seen in : European Decoration on Oriental Porcelain, 1700 -1830 (Helen Espir, Jorge Welsh Books, 2005) page 165, plate 14. The author discusses the possible (probable) link between designs such as this and pro-House of Orange propaganda.

Provenance :
Geoffrey Waters, Kings Road, 19th December 1996.
The Helen Espir Collection of European Decorated Chinese Export Porcelain :
“a member of the Oriental Ceramic Society and collector, with her husband. Having made a typical collection of Song and provincial Ming blue and white, they decided to concentrate on what used to be called `clobbered` porcelain. She is the author of the standard work on the subject, European Decoration on Oriental Porcelain,2005, the first to examine the work of European decorators on Chinese porcelain throughout the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, focusing on enamellers in Holland, Germany and England. She has learned Chinese.” From Provenance ; Collectors, Dealers & Scholars : Chinese Ceramics in Britain & America (Roy Davids, Dominic Jellinek, Privately Printed, 2011. ISBN 978-0-9570148-0-0).

Stock number: 23678.