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Blue and White Octagonal Armorial Plate, Qianlong (1736-96)

Y497 Blue and white octagonal armorial plate, Qianlong (1736-96)
Y497 Blue and white octagonal armorial plate, Qianlong (1736-96)
Y497 Blue and white octagonal armorial plate, Qianlong (1736-96)
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Chinese blue and white octagonal armorial plate, Qianlong (1736-96) decorated in the centre with the arms of Elias de Haze and Sara Sonmans surmounted by a coronet, bordered by lotus petals enclosing lotus flowers on a scroll-work ground, diameter: 8 7/8in., 22.5cm; condition: shallow frits to rim. Elias de Haze worked for the VOC (Dutch East India Company), notably in Jakarta. For an illustrated pair of plates see Howard & Ayers, China for the West, Vol. II, p. 444, pl. 450. A similar armorial plate was also exhibited at the New York China Institute, 1973-74. Lotus-petal patterns became popular in Chinese export porcelain of the 1750s (perhaps due to Near Eastern influences) and there are numerous examples in famille rose and rouge-de-fer. SOLD