Plate with coat of arms


Compagnie des Indes ( Chinese , 1719 - 1794 )

c. 1740
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General Description

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.

Adapted from

  • 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

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