Chinese Armorial Porcelain for the Dutch Market

Chinese Armorial Porcelain for the Dutch Market, page spread with photographs
Adoption Amount: $250
Category: Build and Access the Collection
Location: Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Library

Chinese armorial porcelain for the Dutch market : Chinese porcelain with coats of arms of Dutch families

By Jochem Kroes. Den Haag: Centraal Bureau voor Genealogie, 2007.

This is a catalog of Chinese porcelain decorated with Dutch family coats of arms, the arms of Dutch provinces and cities, and monograms. These items were made-to-order for members of the Dutch patrician class. This catalog illustrates and analyzes 455 of the approximately 500 Dutch armorial porcelain services known to exist. It is meant to be used as a reference book, and it includes not only detailed descriptions of the services, but also information about the families who commissioned and acquired this armorial porcelain. It is an important historical work examining Chinese export ware for the Dutch market, as well as the legacy of East-West cultural exchange.

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