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Chinese eggshell tea bowl and saucer, decorated with the arms of Wiltens, Netherlands, Yongzheng.

Stock Number: 5.5061

Very fine and rare Chinese eggshell porcelain tea bowl and saucer, decorated in opaque enamels from the famille rose (fencai) palette, with the arms of Wiltens, Netherlands, c. 1730, Yongzheng reign, Qing dynasty. 5.5061

Provenance: G. A. H. Buisman collection, Netherlands.

Literature: Chinese Armorial Porcelain for the Dutch Market, by Dr J. Kroes, cat. 53, pp. 146/7 where the author discusses which member of Wiltens family ordered the tea set, considering the most likely to be Reijnhard Johannes Wiltens who work in Batavia and Canton.