A lovely pair of Chinese export porcelain plates decorated in the well-known Dame au Parasol pattern, one of several designs for export wares commissioned by the Dutch East India Company by Dutch artist Cornelius Pronk.  This specific pattern depicting a lady with her attendant bearing a parasol out for a walk along the water’s edge coming upon a group of waterfowl, all within a rich cellwork border with figural and waterfowl vignettes detailed with gilding.  Pronk’s designs are one of the earliest examples of a known European artist’s work being a source for export porcelain.  Measuring approximately 9″ across and in good condition, dating to circa 1745.  Priced individually.