18th C. Chinese Export Famille Rose Dutch Armorial Plate – Udemans

18th C. Chinese Export Famille Rose Dutch Armorial Plate – Udemans

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Chinese export porcelain famille rose armorial plate, circa 1775.

 

Dimensions: Approximately 8”.


Decoration:

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.

 

References:
Kroes, “Chinese Armorial Porcelain for the Dutch Market”.

 

Condition: Rim frit; otherwise in excellent condition consistent with age and usage.