Plate with coat of arms
Compagnie des Indes ( Chinese , 1719 - 1794 )
- c. 1740
This elegant plate was made for the van Herzeele family of Holland whose arms and those of another family can be seen at center. The arms are surmounted by a coronet supported by a white griffin and yellow lion. The ground of the well is beautifully painted with an overall opaque white enamel design of leaf scrolls in a technique known as bianco sopra bianco. The well is edged by a gilt spearheaded border. The rim is finely painted with a laub und bandel.
Dallas Museum of Art, The Wendy and Emery Reves Collection (Dallas, Texas: Dallas Museum of Art, 1985), 198.
Label text, Reves Galleries, Porcelain Gallery, 2018
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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