Pronk Pattern Parasol Plate

Qianlong plate designed by V.O.C. appointed artist Cornelis Pronk (1691-1759) and first sent to China for production in 1734. It is the first of Pronk’s four known designs. In this case the design has been executed in the Chinese imari porcelain. While the subject matter of this plate is Asian in style, it is also distinctly European. Even two of the birds and the bullrushes are European.