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Chinese Export Porcelain Rare Blue & White Herring Dish

$ 7,800
  • Description
    Chinese Export Porcelain Rare Blue & White Herring Dish,
    Circa 1765

    The rectangular Chinese Export underglaze blue and white dish is painted with two herrings, each facing a different way with an elaborate bordered edge and honeycomb cell-pattern rim. This is based on Dutch Delft dishes from this period and were made for the Dutch market.

    Dimensions: 9 3/8 inches wide x 6 3/4 inches deep; ( 23.82cm wide x 17.15cm deep)

    Condition good with several rim frits.

    Provenance: S. Marchant & Son, London paper label.

    Reference: D. Howard & J. Ayers, China for the West, London, 1978, vol. I, p. 85 where a Delft dish is also illustrated.
    A Chinese dish is illustrated in Uit Verre Streken, November 2018, no. 42.

    Dr. Christian J.A. Jorg reports that in 1773 the Dutch East India Company’s “Requirements” included a narrow dish for one herring and a wider version for two (Porcelain of the Dutch China Trade, p. 179.) A rare “two-fish” dish is in the Geemeente Museum, The Hague (illustrated by T. Volker, De Chinese Porselein Kast, cat. no. 238)

    See Christie’s, Chinese Export Art, New York, Jan. 23, 2007, Lot 17, for a nearly identical example (US$ 10,800) https://www.christies.com/lot/lot-a-blue-and-white-herring-dish-circa-4855041/?

    (Ref: NY10086-mrrr)
  • More Information
    Documentation: Certificate of Authenticity
    Origin: China
    Period: 18th Century
    Materials: porcelain
    Condition: Good.
    Creation Date: 1765
    Styles / Movements: Chinese Export, Traditional
    Patterns: Animal/Insects, Asian/Oriental, Beach/Nautical, Traditional
    Dealer Reference #: NY10086-mrrr
    Incollect Reference #: 580185
  • Dimensions
    W. 9.5 in; D. 6.75 in;
    W. 24.13 cm; D. 17.15 cm;
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