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A pair of Dutch Delft blue and white tripod herring dishes

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A pair of Dutch Delft blue and white tripod herring dishes

MID 18TH CENTURY, MARKED FOR DE PORCELEYNE BIJL

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A pair of Dutch Delft blue and white tripod herring dishes Mid 18th Century, marked for de porceleyne Bijl The shallow dishes naturalistically modelled in slight relief with scales and fins, pierced with two tiny holes, the reverse with light blue ground, the feet dark-blue 29.5cm. wide (2)
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Christie's charge a buyer's premium of 20% (VAT inclusive) for this lot.

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Herrings were always much appreciated in the Netherlands and still are.
Cf. C.J.A. Jörg, Porcelain and the Dutch China Trade (The Hague 1982), p.179 notes that the V.O.C. (Dutch East India Company) ordered copies of this type of Delft dishes in two versions in China

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