Plate

DATE:
c. 1745
MATERIAL AND TECHNIQUE:
Porcelain, enameled
CLASSIFICATION:
Containers
DIMENSIONS:
1 1/2 × 12 3/4 × 12 3/4 in. (3.81 × 32.39 × 32.39 cm)
DEPARTMENT:
Decorative Arts and Design
LOCATION:
Wendy and Emery Reves Collection - Porcelain , Level 3
CREDIT LINE:
Dallas Museum of Art, The Wendy and Emery Reves Collection
COPYRIGHT:
Image courtesy Dallas Museum of Art
OBJECT NUMBER:
1985.R.845

General Description

The shell and scroll border seen on this plate was fashionable on Chinese export porcelain between approximately 1745 and 1755. The inner border of small flowers is generally found through the late 1730s. The presence of both patterns suggests a date of around 1745.

The arms in the center are those of the van Reverhorst family of The Hague in the Netherlands. This plate, part of the second of two services ordered by the family, was most likely commissioned by Theodorus van Reverhorst (1706-1758), who served as a member of the Court of Justice in Batavia for the Dutch East India Company from 1735 to 1752. The small coats of arms around the well of the dish are those of eight ancestral families of the van Reverhorsts. The maternal line is on the right side, and the paternal ancestors are on the left. The families are van Reverhorst, Vereyck de Winter, de Bruyn, Shrevelius, van Groenendijk, van Peenen, and de Vroede.

Excerpt from

Dallas Museum of Art, Decorative Arts Highlights from the Wendy and Emery Reves Collection (Dallas, Texas: Dallas Museum of Art, 1995), 107.

Web Resources

The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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