London, South Kensington
12 November 2004
An export armorial charger for the Dutch Market, 18th century
painted with a coat of arms and later in Holland with a foliate scroll border, beneath a crown suspended by ribbons and held by two crane, the well and border with blossoming prunus branches tied together with a ribbon -- 14 1/8in. (36cms) diam.
The arms are unidentified, but are very probably those of a Dutch family. For an identical smaller plate see 'Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art', Christie's King St., 1 December 1997, lot 423.
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