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An armorial plate
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An armorial plate

CIRCA 1760-1765

An armorial plate
Circa 1760-1765
Enamelled predominantly in iron-red, green and gilt with the coat-of-arms of the De Heere van Holy family from Dordrecht, surmounted by a star above a helmet, all within feathery mantling and supported on a Louis XV-style bracket below, some wear, glaze fritting
22.8 cm. diam.
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This service must have been commissioned by Huijbert Johan de Heere (d.1777) who worked for the VOC in the Dutch East Indies from 1740 till 1763. For an example of a bowl see C. Jörg and J. van Campen, Chinese Ceramics in the Collection of the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, London, 1997, p. 310, fig. 366. A plate bearing the same coat-of-arms was sold in our Amsterdam Rooms, 8 December 1998, lot 216 (part); a cup and saucer and a covered tankard were sold 12 May 1999, lots 208 and 211.

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