Lot 384. A pair of large blue and white Dutch-Market armorial dishes, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 49cm and 49.5cm (19.1/4in and 19.1/2in) diam. Estimate £6,000 - £8,000. Photo: Bonhams
Each decorated with exotic birds on rocky banks amongst flowering peony, within borders of lotus blooms and floral cartouches on foliate scroll grounds, bearing the arms of Jacob Pelgrom of Holland.
Provenance: This dish was part of a dinner service made for Jacob Pelgrom, a VOC merchant who rose to become Director-General of Bengal (India).
Note: For an example of a dish with these arms see Christie's New York, 7-8 February 2017, lot 87. See also an example in the Rijksmuseum, Inventory number AK-RAK-1994-5.
Bonhams. Asian Art, London, 4 November 2019