Chinese verte-imari ‘Governor Duff’ plate, Yongzheng, circa 1725-30

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Chinese verte-imari ‘Governor Duff’ plate, Yongzheng, circa 1725-30

£1,300.00

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Chinese verte-imari ‘Governor Duff’ plate, Yongzheng, circa 1725-30, decorated in the centre with a Dutchman and his wife strolling in a fenced garden accompanied by their dog, the wide border with floral sprays and items from the hundred antiques; diameter: 9 1/4 in. (23.3 cm.); condition: filled chip to rim with associated hairline. This design is associated withDiederik Durven, the Governor General 'Duff' of the Dutch East India Company (VOC) between 1729-31, and his wife, although the print source has not yet been discovered and the couple has also been identified as Louis XIV and Mme de Montespan; however, their raiment is more indicative of a Dutch subject. There is a similar example in the Rijksmuseum, illuistrated in D.F. Lunsingh Scheurleer, ‘Chinese Export Porcelain’, London, p. 137, fig. 203; for a similar example see D.S. Howard, ‘The Choice of the Private Trader’, p. 62, pl 37 and William Sargent, ‘Treasures of Chinese Export Ceramics’, p. 193, no. 91.

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Material and Technique Porcelain with Chinese verte-imari decoration
Origin Chinese
Period 18th Century
Condition Other
Diameter 23.3cm.

Product REF: U788