American Dutch Market Basket & Undertray & Saucer #7728, #7729
Some very fine examples of Chinese export porcelain made for the American/Dutch market this charming reticulated basket and undertray along with a 6″ dish are all from a service made for the prominent Dutch patroon families of Ten Broeck and Stuyvesant. Each piece edged with a rich raspberry border and centered with a floral and beribboned shield bearing the initials DTB for Dirck Ten Broeck ( 1765-1832) with a C above the monogram for his wife Cornelia Stuyvesant whom he married in 1785. Both old patrician New York colonial families, illustrated and discussed in New York and The China Trade, page 77 where it tells of Dirck being the only son of General Abraham Ten Broeck and entering the New York State Assembly and becoming Speaker of the House, later relocating to New York City. The basket measuring 7 1/2″ wide, the undertray 8″wide by 3 1/2″ tall; the plate measuring 6″, both in very good condition. Circa 1785.