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Chinese Export Dutch Market Armorial Plate De Wendt

Chinese Export Dutch Market Armorial Plate - De Wendt


Chinese export porcelain plate, circa 1750.


Dimensions: Approximately 9” in diameter.


The edge is gilded.


The rim is decorated with gold scroll and shell border.


The cavetto is decorated with an unusual and rare silver band of “C” scrolls above a thin silver line.


The center is decorated with an asymmetrical shield surrounded by rococo style shells. Above these is a crest of a knight’s helmet with a fleur-de-lis and two ostrich feathers.


The arms are those of the De Wendt family of Friesland. Members of the family were members of the Dutch East India Company, or VOC.


The reverse is unmarked.


The service is illustrated and discussed in Kroes, “Chinese Armorial Porcelain for the Dutch Market”, at pp. 320 - 321.


Silver decoration on Chinese export porcelain was not common. Research by Shirley Mueller in 2001 and 2002 suggests that between 1735 and 1760 it was used predominately on armorial porcelain. Further, in her study a significant number pieces were Dutch.



Mueller, “Surface Silver Decoration on Chinese Export Porcelain: A Survey”, Oriental Art 47, no. 3 (2001).

Mueller, “Surface Silver Decoration on Chinese Export Porcelain: An Analytic Approach”, Oriental Art 48, no. 4 (2002).

Mueller and Bunney, “A Chinese Export Porcelain Mystery Solved Using Intensive Surface Analysis”, Ceramics in America (2016).


Condition: Minor wear to gilt and silver decoration; otherwise in excellent condition consistent with age and usage. Please examine the photos; they are part of the description.


Please note, I do NOT issue partial refunds. If you believe that my description is not accurate, I will refund your purchase price upon receipt of the item in the same condition as it was sent under the terms of the return policy in this listing.


I also do not ship to post office boxes.

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