YONGZHENG or QIANLONG c.1730-1740 Dutch Decorated Chinese Export Porcelain
An Early 18th Century Chinese Export Porcelain Spoon Tray, Yongzheng or Qianlong Period c.1730-1740. Decorated in Holland in the Famille Verte Palette with Two in a Landscape.
- Poor, a large section, approximately 1/4 of the spoon broken off and re-stuck.
- Length : 15.3 cm (6 inches)
- The Watney Collection of Chinese Porcelain Decorated in Holland and England. Bonham`s, New Bond street, London 7th November 2003, part lot 71. The Andrew Dando Collection of Dutch and English Decorated Chinese Porcelain.
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The Watney catalogue note states that "The pattern of two deer, derived from Chinese famille verte, also occurs on a Bottger porcelain bowl enamelled in Holland, which will be sold (I think they mean will be offered for sale) in our forthcoming sale of Meissen on 12 November. This implies a likely Dutch origin for this spoon tray, in spite of the use of opaque white enamel which usually suggests the work of an English china painter". The painting style looks Dutch and not English I feel, white enamel was used by the Dutch but somewhat sparingly. The English often used pink over white which blended to imitate early Chinese famille rose enamels, these was not a technique I think the Dutch used.