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Chinese Export Dutch Market Armorial Plate – Van Gellicum

Chinese Export Dutch Market Armorial Plate – Van Gellicum


Chinese export porcelain plate, circa 1725.


Dimensions: Approximately 8⅝” in diameter.



The rim is decorated with a floral design with zig-zags typical of Delftware patterns of the period and derived from Japanese designs.


The cavetto is decorated with a band of scrollwork and flower sprays.


The center is decorated with a complex coat of arms.


The reverse is decorated with four prunus blossoms and bears the remnants of old labels.


The service is illustrated and discussed in Kroes, “Chinese Armorial Porcelain for the Dutch Market”, at pp.118 - 119.


Kroes suggests that this service could have been ordered either of two branches of the family. Of these, he suggests that Harmon van Gellicom [sic] may be the most likely, because he was quartermaster on four voyages of the Dutch East Indies Company during this period.


Condition: Minor rubbing to enamels and gilding, frit on foot rim; 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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