A fine and rare example of the work of Cornelius Pronk, a Dutch artist commissioned by the Dutch East India Company to prepare designs to be executed on Chinese export porcelain for the company – one of the rare examples of a known European artist/design source for China Trade porcelain. This is one of his most elegant designs – centered with a lavender plume against a finely diapered grisaille and yellow ground. There are relatively few examples of this pattern as it is believed to have been produced in one tea service only as the lavender enamel proved so difficult to fire. Measuring 5 1/4″ across, this hexagonal, scalloped form stand is in good condition and dates to circa 1736. Discussed in Howard’s China for the West, Vol. I, page 302. Ex-collection of Charles Perry, Atlanta, Georgia.