• Lot 194

    A pair of blue and white 'herring' dishes

    CIRCA 1775

    Price Realised  


    A pair of blue and white 'herring' dishes
    Circa 1775
    Of rectangular shape with notched corners, the centre painted with a herring, beneath a row of demi peony-heads interlaced with scrollwork suspending from a cell-pattern band around the everted rim, minor rim frits and small chips
    24 cm. wide (2)

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    Dr. C.J.A. Jörg, Porcelain and the Dutch China Trade, The Hague, 1982, p. 179, fig. 89, notes that according to the Dutch East India Company's 'Requirements' of 1773, there existed a narrow type for a single herring and a wider version for two, and that dishes were painted with either one or two herrings for their respective requirements. For a single 'herring' dish and a Delft prototype, see Howard and Ayers, China for the West, vol. I, p. 85, no. 42.

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