14 - 16 February 2006
An armorial saucer dish
Mid 18th Century
Enamelled in iron-red, black, green and gilt with a central coat-of-arms surrounded by S-shaped scrollwork and surmounted by a demi-lune, the rim with pendant stems of chrysanthemum, vine and peony
36.7 cm. diam.
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These arms, while not precisely identified are probably those of an Amsterdam family or guild. It is known from a lacquer seal on a letter dated Amsterdam, 11 July 1752, written and signed by fourteen chief tax collectors (Hoofdgaarders).
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