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GALERIE NICOLAS FOURNERY

A Chinese armorial tea bowl and saucer for the Dutch market (Abeleven of Amsterdam). Qianlong period

Painted en grisaille with the coat-of-arms, the exterior with three groups of vases flanked by flowering branches, each painted beneath with a calligraphic monogram in black enamel.

Country:
China
Period :
Qianlong (1735-1795), ca. 1740
Material:
Porcelain
Dimension:
3.11 in. (7.9 cm)
Reference :
C123
Price:
upon request
Status:
available

Related works

An identical tea bowl and saucer is illustrated by Christiaan J.A. Jorg in Chinese Ceramics in the Collection of the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, pp. 310-11, n. 367 (inventory number AK-NM-13442).

See also Jochem Kroes, Chinese armorial porcelain for the Dutch market, 2007, pp. 260-261, cat. 172.

Notice

Probably ordered by Abraham Abeleven (1714-1776), who lived in the Dutch East Indies. He was a Company merchant in Batavia, an alderman 1738-39, cashier-general in 1740 and supercargo in 1750. He was Governor of the settlement on Ternate from 1755-57. The porcelain may also have been ordered by Arnoldus Abeleven (1726-77), who was employed by the Dutch East India Company in Amsterdam

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