A Kangxi Blue and White Porcelain Plate c.1690 – 1720.
A 17th Chinese Export Porcelain plate, Kangxi Period c.1690-1720.
This large blue and white plate is based on a European pewter form, the central scene shows a man and a woman in a building watching children at play in the garden.The unusual border comprises scenes of ladies at leasure in a garden setting.
See below for a related design with the arms of Johannes Camphuijs.
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- For a Kangxi blue and white Porcelain plate of this design with the addition an armorial emblem is illustrated in : Chinese Armorial Porcelain For The Dutch Market (Dr Jochen Kroes, Waanders Publishers,2007.ISBN978-90-400-83310) page 105, plate 1.
Kangxi Porcelain with the Arms of Johannes Camphuijs.
There are seven known examples of a Dutch armorial design for Johannes Camphuijs (born in Haarlem in 1634 and died at Batavia in 1695) which are the same shape as the present example, they also share the highly unusual border and ornamental base design. See : Chinese Armorial Porcelain For The Dutch Market (Dr Jochen Kroes, Waanders Publishers,2007.ISBN978-90-400-83310) page 105, plate 1.
The seven examples of this blue and white armorial design, one of which is now in the Victoria and Albert museum in London, are plates of the same size and shape as our example. The present example is undoubtedly contemporary or nearly contemporary with the Camphuijs plates. For an 18th century Japanese Imari plate of this shape after a European pewter original, with a very similar figurative border and decorated base, see stock number 20778 in `Sold Item`. It is highly probable the Japanese example is based on our version or the Camphuijs armorial.