18th C. Chinese Export Famille Rose Dutch Armorial Plate – Udemans
Chinese export porcelain famille rose armorial plate, circa 1775.
Dimensions: Approximately 8⅝”.
The rim is edged with a green sawtooth band.
The rim is decorated with floral swags with oval wheel-like figure in the corners.
The cavetto is decorated with a gold chain.
The center is decorated with floral sprays and bears the Udemans coat of arms.
The reverse is unmarked.
This service was ordered by Willem Udemans Jr. (1750 - 1796), who ultimately became a ship’s captain for the Dutch East India Company. He died in the Cape Colony in what is now South Africa. Records show that there in 1794 he set free a female slave and her daughter.
Kroes, “Chinese Armorial Porcelain for the Dutch Market”.
Condition: Rim frit; otherwise in excellent condition consistent with age and usage.