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Pair of Pronk “Dame au Parasol” Plates #7579 Sold

Two fine examples of the well-known Chinese export porcelain Dame au Parasol plates made to order after designs commissioned by Dutch artist Cornelius Pronk for the Dutch East India Company; one of the few examples of a known specific European design source for Chinese trade porcelain.  Measuring 9″ in diameter and in very good condition, circa 1745.  $2,200.00 ea.  1 sold

Fine PAIR of ‘Governor Duff’ Plates #4600

A really fine pair of Chinese export porcelain ‘Governor Duff’ plates, elaborately hand-painted in the Imari palette and made for the western market, decorated with the central image of a European couple walking with their dog through a Chinese garden, all within an ornately rendered foliate border interspersed with ‘antique’  and scholarly objects. Purportedly this is based upon an image of the Dutch governor of Batavia and his wife, but there is no conclusive evidence bearing this out. Either way, they are early and important images documenting Europeans in the Far East, beautifully decorated and in great condition. Measuring 9″ in diameter. Circa 1730.