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    Sale 2808

    European Furniture, Clocks, Sculpture and Works of Art

    15 - 16 December 2008, Amsterdam

  • Lot 137

    A Chinese Transitional blue and white large bowl

    CIRCA 1635-50

    Price Realised  


    A Chinese Transitional blue and white large bowl
    Circa 1635-50
    Decorated to the interior with a central roundel enclosing a lady spinning on a veranda, surrounded to the steep sides with vertical panels enclosing two Chinese figures on a river bank with European-style houses in the background alternated by flower-panels, the exterior painted with a continuous scene of an official and attendants in a mountainous setting, rim frittings and cracks
    36.2 cm. diam.

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    In Chinese Ceramics in the Collection of the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, 1997, p. 64, ill.49, C.J.A. Jörg suggests that the tulips, typical of these wares, may have been derived from European embroideries. He also points out that 'a Dutch print or drawing may have been sent as a model for the decoration of these wares, although there is no reference to this in the VOC records.'
    For scenes with similar European-style houses and Chinese figures, see an example in The Sypesteyn Museum, Loosdrecht, illustrated in D.F. Lunsingh Scheurleer, Chinese Export Porcelain, Chine de Commande, fig. 45 and 46; and M. Rinaldi, London, 1989, Kraak Porcelain, p. 163, pl. 202.

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