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A pair of Dutch Delft blue and white rectangular herring dishes
A pair of Dutch Delft blue and white rectangular herring dishes

CIRCA 1764, MARKED FOR HUGO JUSTUSZOON BROUWER AT DE DRYE PORCELEYNE FLESSEN

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A pair of Dutch Delft blue and white rectangular herring dishes Circa 1764, marked for Hugo Justuszoon Brouwer at De Drye Porceleyne Flessen The light blue-ground decorated with a gutted herring, the shaped border enhanced with floral branches, the darkblue edge modelled in relief 25cm. (9 3/4 in.) wide (2)

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Cf. C.J.A. Jörg, Porcelain and the Dutch China Trade (The Hague 1982), p. 179 notes that the Dutch East India Company ordered copies of this type of dishes in two versions in China.

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