• Important American Furniture,  auction at Christies

    Sale 2287

    Important American Furniture, Folk Art, Silver & Chinese Export

    21 - 25 January 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 438

    A PAIR OF DUTCH MARKET SEMI-EGGSHELL PORCELAIN SOUP PLATES

    CIRCA 1734

    Price Realised  

    A PAIR OF DUTCH MARKET SEMI-EGGSHELL PORCELAIN SOUP PLATES
    CIRCA 1734
    Each finely painted in the center with the arms of van Hardenbroek of Utrecht within double silver rope borders, the rim decorated with tree shrews, birds, butterflies and blossoms against a grisaille key-fret ground
    8 3/8 in. (21.3 cm.) diameter (2)


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    In Chinese Armorial Porcelain for the Dutch Market Dr. Jochem Kroes praises this service as "exceptional" (p. 27-28, ill.) and "exquisite" (p. 259-260). Other pieces from the service have been sold from the collections of Florence Gould (Sotheby's, Monaco, 27 June 1984, lot 1356), Baronne Pangaert d'Opdorp (Sotheby's, London, 27 February 1973, lot 288), and Francois and Nicole Hervouet (Christie's, New York, 21 January 1999, lot 18).

    Pre-Lot Text

    Property From a Private West Coast Collection