Lot Content

COVID-19 Important notice Read More
AN ARITA PORCELAIN 'DAME AU PARASOL' SOUP PLATE
AN ARITA PORCELAIN 'DAME AU PARASOL' SOUP PLATE

CIRCA 1740

Details
AN ARITA PORCELAIN 'DAME AU PARASOL' SOUP PLATE CIRCA 1740 The well-known scene after Cornelis Pronk now showing a Japanese lady in kimono attended by her maidservant holding a paper parasol, the elements of the scene and border all the same as the Chinese version but in a different 'hand', the reverse decorated with seven iron-red insects 9 7/8in. (25.1cm.) diam.

Lot Essay

V.O.C. records show repeated attempts to have the Pronk patterns made at a commercial price in Japan, but they were all unsuccessful and in fact the entire Pronk venture was abandoned after a few years due to narrow profit margins. See C.J.A. Jorg, Pronk Porcelain, pp. 71-3. A plate was sold Sotheby's New York, the Mottahedeh Collection, 19 October 2000, lot 233

;

More From Benjamin F. Edwards III Collection of Chinese Export

View All
View All