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CHINESE, QING DYNASTY

Soup Dish

Mid-18th century

Hand-painted porcelain

9 in. Dm x 1 1/4 in. H (22.9 cm Dm x 3.2 cm H)

$3,600.00

This Chinese porcelain soup dish was created specifically for export to the European market. It was used for soup or broth courses, which had become a dinner staple in Northern Europe following the influence of French table customs. This piece features an underglaze blue floral decoration, here comprising chrysanthemums, peonies, and a pomegranate. The floral sprigs appear to grow from a rock formation, partly obscured by the marine incrustations. On the border of the dish, three arrangements of lotuses balance the composition. The swiftness of the painter’s hand is evident in the strokes forming leaves and petals, as well as in the bleeding of some of the lighter cobalt washes coloring the flowers.

This Chinese porcelain soup dish was created specifically for export to the European market. It was used for soup or broth courses, which had become a dinner staple in Northern Europe following the influence of French table customs. This piece features an underglaze blue floral decoration, here comprising chrysanthemums, peonies, and a pomegranate. The floral sprigs appear to grow from a rock formation, partly obscured by the marine incrustations. On the border of the dish, three arrangements of lotuses balance the composition. The swiftness of the painter’s hand is evident in the strokes forming leaves and petals, as well as in the bleeding of some of the lighter cobalt washes coloring the flowers.

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Condition

Salvaged condition. A few hairlines extending from the rim to the center, the longest about 6 cm.

We do not recommend cleaning or restoration, as the current condition speaks to an important stage in this object’s life.

For a detailed condition report, please contact us.

Provenance

Collection Mrs Marianne L. Dreesmann-van der Spek, Laren, inv. no J002;

Collection Mrs Hetti T.G. von der Gablentz-Blanche Koelensmid, Amsterdam;

Amsterdam, Christie’s, The Hatcher Porcelain Cargoes, before 1987

This object is included in

Salvaged condition. A few hairlines extending from the rim to the center, the longest about 6 cm.

We do not recommend cleaning or restoration, as the current condition speaks to an important stage in this object’s life.

For a detailed condition report, please contact us.

Collection Mrs Marianne L. Dreesmann-van der Spek, Laren, inv. no J002;

Collection Mrs Hetti T.G. von der Gablentz-Blanche Koelensmid, Amsterdam;

Amsterdam, Christie’s, The Hatcher Porcelain Cargoes, before 1987

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All of our objects look even more stunning in person!

However, in case you are not satisfied with your purchase, we are willing to accept returns.

For more information on our return policies, please visit our FAQ page.

This item ships free to the continental US, and globally for a flat-rate fee of $100.

All objects are packed with utmost care by our team of expert fine art shippers. All items are shipped with parcel insurance.

For more information on our shipping policies, please visit our FAQ Page.

All of our objects look even more stunning in person!

However, in case you are not satisfied with your purchase, we are willing to accept returns.

For more information on our return policies, please visit our FAQ page.

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