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    Sale 2261

    The Hodroff Collection, Part III

    21 January 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 267

    A DUTCH ARMORIAL GRISAILLE AND GILT PLATE

    CIRCA 1738

    Price Realised  

    A DUTCH ARMORIAL GRISAILLE AND GILT PLATE
    CIRCA 1738
    The center boldly colored with the arms of Valckenier beneath a shaded pink falcon crest, the well with flowering and fruiting vine in tones of gilt and the rim finely painted in grisaille with three different townscapes, including King William Gate at Cleves, between gilt and blue enamel lotus
    9 in. (22.8 cm.) diameter


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    The Valckeniers were an important family in the Dutch China trade and ordered several services, of which this is the most elaborate. Adriaan Valckenier was Governor-General of the Indies 1737-41.

    Literature

    Fuchs and Howard, Made in China, p. 63, no. 25.
    Howard, The Choice of the Private Trader, p. 79, no. 61.