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A LARGE BLUE AND WHITE ARMORIAL DISH FOR THE DUTCH MARKET
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A LARGE BLUE AND WHITE ARMORIAL DISH FOR THE DUTCH MARKET

CIRCA 1690-1710

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A LARGE BLUE AND WHITE ARMORIAL DISH FOR THE DUTCH MARKET
Circa 1690-1710
Painted with a pheasant on rockwork beside peony at the centre encircled by lotus and stylised floral roundels, interrupted at the top by the arms of Pelgrans surmounted by a crest, the underside with an encircled conch mark, chip restored
15 3/8 in. (39 cm.) diameter
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Lot Essay

This service was made for Jacob Pelgrans (Pelgrom), a Director of the Dutch East India Company who went to Batavia in 1688 as a merchant, from where he went to Bengal in 1696 as a supercargo and head of the Kasimbazar factory. In 1701 he was appointed Director-General of Bengal. He returned to Batavia in 1707 where he died in 1713.

A dish with these arms of the same size as the present lot is illustrated by Christiaan J. A. Jörg, Chinese Ceramics in the Collection of the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, London, 1997, p.301, no.352. Another dish, larger, is in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, illustrated by C. Le Corbeiller, China Trade Porcelain: Patterns of Exchange, New York, 1974, p.25, no.8, together with a second service for this family with slight variation of design in the form of shell-like motifs replacing the lotus-heads as fig.11. A yet larger dish from this service was in the Mottahedeh Collection, illustrated by Howard and Ayers, China for the West, London and New York, 1978, vol. I, p.82, no.39 and and smaller dish in the Hodroff Collection is illustrated by D. Howard, The Choice of the Private Trader, London, 1994, p.45, no.12. A plate from the second service, with shells, is in the Groninger Museum, illustrated by C.J.A. Jörg, Oosterse keramiek uit Groninger kollekties, Groningen, 1982, p.63, no.93.
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