A Chinese armorial famille rose plate for the Dutch market. Yongzheng period.
Decorated in the famille rose palette and painted in the center with the arms of de Neufville of Amsterdam within a spearhead-and-dot border around the well and a pink cell diaper border interrupted with flowering branches around the cavetto the rim with the demi eagle crest between famille-rose fruit sprigs alternating with three floral sprays within a gilt floral border.
- Period :
- Yongzheng (1723-1735)
- 8.85 in. (22.5 cm)
- Reference :
For these arms, see Rietstap, Vol. II, p. 308.
An identical plat, from the collection of Khalil Rizk,was sold at Christie’s New-York, 25 April 2008, lot 19.
An identical plate is illustrated by Kroes, Chinese Armorial Porcelain for the Dutch Market, p. 144, cat. no. 50, who discusses the de Neufvilles, a wealthy Mennonite family in Amsterdam, and suggests that the most likely members to have ordered this service were Matthaeus de Neufville (1686-1743) or Jan Isaac de Neufville (1706-72).
Another plate from the present service is illustrated by Lunsingh Scheurleer, Chine de commande, pl. 268 ; and a further example was sold at Christie’s in Amsterdam on November 19, 1996, lot 199.