Chinese Export Dutch Market Marriage Plate - Tullius and van Laar
Chinese export porcelain plate, circa 1750.
Dimensions: Approximately 8⅞”.
The rim is edged with a band of gold balls and decorated with a border of diaper work with gold swags.
The cavetto is decorated with a gold spearhead band.
The center is decorated with a pair of monograms, above which are a pair of blue and red angels with gold wings and a gold crown. Beneath the monograms is a floral gold swag with shell in the center.
The monograms have been identified as belonging to Jacob Tullius (1714 or 1723-1790) and his wife Catharina van Laar (1731-1767).
They were married in Amsterdam on June 22, 1753, and resided there where Jacob had a mirror shop. They had four children, two of which lived to adulthood.
The reverse is undecorated.
Typically, marriage porcelain was ordered to celebrate a wedding or anniversary. Often marriage porcelain was ordered after the wedding celebration and delivered later, although some armorial services have been documented to have been ordered during the couple's engagement.
Condition: Glaze pops on the front; otherwise in excellent condition consistent with age and usage. Please examine the photos; they are part of the description.
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