KANGXI or YONGZHENG c.1700 – 1730 Dutch Decorated Chinese Porcelain

A Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Bowl and Cover with the Aster Pattern, Late Kangxi or Yongzheng c.1710-1730. The Dutch Decoration of Iron Red and Gilding Create an Imitation of the Imari Palette When Combined with the Original Underglaze Blue c.1710-1730

Height : 10 cm (4 inches)
Geoffrey Waters, Kings Road London. 5th July 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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Helen Espir describes in her book `European Decoration on Oriental Porcelain 1700 - 1830` (Helen Espir, Jorge Welsh Books, 2005) when describing the acquisitions acquired by Augustus the Strong in 1723 that "Not only does it tell us about the way food was cooked and served at the time but about the development of imari and Kakiemon styles. A set of four blue and white jars with lids over-decorated in red and gold with bold lappets and flower heads, was entered in the Japanese section in Chapter III, Orange - Olio Jars, Soup & Milk Bowls, Basins". The present jar is illustrated, it would be used when eating Olio, a mixture of highly spiced stew of mixed meats and vegetables introduced into northern Europe from Spain in the 17th century. In England they were used for sugar, copies of which were made in tin-glazed earthenware.

Published :
European Decoration on Oriental Porcelain 1700 - 1830 (Helen Espir, Jorge Welsh Books, 2005) page 62, plate 15.

Exhibited and Published :
An exhibition at the British Museum organised by the Oriental Ceramics Society `East Meets West : Oriental Porcelain Decorated in Europe` in 2000. Published in `Transactions of the Oriental Ceramic Society` Volume 65. 2000-2001. Item 20, page 111.