A Chinese Export Portuguese Market blue and white dish. Kangxi periodhoto: Christie's Images Ltd., 2012

Painted with the arms of Pinto surrounded by a key-pattern band, the lappet border centering flowering braches; 10 5/8 in. (26.9 cm.) diameter.. Estimate $4,000 - $6,000 . 

NotesThe De Pintos were a Jewish family originally from Portugal and Spain; they first resided in Rotterdam and then Amsterdam before establishing themselves in a magnificent palace in The Hague in the second half of the 17th century.

For further discussions on the family, see Dr. J. Kroes, Chinese Armorial Porcelain for the Dutch Market, The Hague, 2007, p. 107, no. 4 and M.A. Pinto de Matos, The RA Collection of Chinese Ceramics, vol. III, London, 2011, pp. 14-15, no. 407. 

Christie's. Chinese Export Art. 23 January 2012. New York, Rockefeller Plaza www.christies.com