Chinese export porcelain tea pot and cover, c. 1730, Yongzheng reign, Qing dynasty

  • Antique Chinese porcelain

 Very rare Chinese export porcelain teapot decorated in famille rose opaque enamels (falencai) with the arms of General Estates of the Dutch Republic over the VOC (Dutch East India Company) monogram surrounded by the inscription CONCORDIA RES PARVAE CRESCUNT 1728, c.1730, Yongzheng reign, Qing dynasty.

The decoration was copied from a Dutch silver ducation minted for the use of VOC in Asia.

Similar pieces illustrated in:

•China for the West. Chinese porcelain and other decorative arts for esport illustrated from the Mottahedeh Collection, by D.S.Howard and J. Ayers, no. 191;

•China trade porcelain. A study in double reflections, exhibition catalogue, by C. le Corbeiller, no. 43;

•Chinees wapenporselein, in the magazine Antiek, by C.J.A.Jörg, pp. 575/7;

•Chinese export porcelain. A loan exhibition from New Jersey collections, by P.H.Curtis, no. 9; 

•De Chinees porseleinkast, exhibition catalogue, by D.F.Lunsingh Scheurleer, no. 267;

•La Porcelain des Qing: 'Famille Verte' et 'Famille Rose'164-1912, by M. Beurdeley and G. Raindre;

•Oriental ceramics at the Cape of Good Hope 1652-1795, by C.S.Woodward, figs. 125/7, pls. A1/2;

•Oriental export market porcelain and its influence on European wares, by G.A.Godden;

•Porcelain and the Dutch India Company as recorded in the dagh-registers of Batavia Castle, those of Hirado and Deshima and other contemporary papers 1602-1682, by T. Volker, fig. 18;

•The Book of Famille Rose, by G.C.Williamson, plate XXXVII;

•Tot geried van India. Geldexport door de VOC en de muntproductie in Netherland: 1720-1740, by A.Pol, pp.65-195;

Stock Number: 6.10047