YONGZHENG 1723 – 1735 Dutch Decorated Chinese Export Porcelain

A Yongzheng Blue and White Porcelain Teabowl and Saucer (1723-1735). Decorated Over the Chinese Blue and White Landscape in Holland with Parrots Among Roses in c.1730-40.


Crack to the saucer.
Diameter : 11 cm (4 1/2 inches)
Geoffrey Waters, Kings Road, London, 19th December 1995. 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).
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This design of brightly coloured and gilded parrots among roses is one of the most commonly encountered Dutch decorated designs. The present example appears to be a relatively early and well painted example.