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QIANLONG ARMORIAL GRISAILLE TEABOWL & SAUCER

Arms of Abeleven* of Amsterdam, c1750

 

 

 

The thinly-potted porcelain teabowl & saucer painted en grisaille,

the central coat-of-arms with three stars above a sheep,

the crest above a lamb or sheep rampant within a flowing mantle,

surrounded a beribboned roundel and Wan Li- diapered and tassel rim,

the exterior with three groups of precious objects flanked by flowering branches,

both the teabowl and saucer with a black enamel script cypher monogram, AA;

the verso with collector's enamel inventory number

 

* Probably ordered by Abraham Abeleven (1714-1776), who lived in the Dutch East Indies.

Abeleven was a Company merchant in Batavia, an alderman 1738-39,

cashier-general in 1740 and supercargo in 1750.

He was Governor of the settlement on Ternate from 1755-57.

The porcelain may also have been ordered by Arnoldus Abeleven (1726-77),

who was employed by the Dutch East India Company in Amsterdam.

 

Literature :

An identical teacup and saucer is discussed and illustrated in Christiaan J.A. Jorg,

"Chinese Ceramics in the Collection of the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam," pp. 310-11, n. 367

 

Online See :

 http://www.europeana.eu/portal/record/90402/99290B394AF075C8830FA2809112DF602808F6A3.htmll

or

https://www.rijksmuseum.nl/nl/collectie/AK-NM-13442

 

Condition : Teabowl – a  tight hairline to the side, a few miniscule nicks to rim and foot rim;

Saucer – a nick to foot rim; each with rim gilt-wear
    

The Teabowl 3” Diameter / The Saucer 4-⅝” Diameter

 

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Chinese Export Armorial Porcelain Teabowl & Saucer, en grisaille, arms of Abeleven, Amsterdam, c1750