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Chinese porcelain dish decorated in opaque enamels from the famille rose (fencai) palette with the “Dutch folly fort”, Qianlong reign.
Stock Number: 5119
Massive meat dish with scalloped border in Chinese export porcelain decorated in opaque enamels from the famille rose (fencai) palette with the “Dutch folly fort”, c. 1780, Qianlong reign, Qing dynasty, 45,5x38x4,5 cm; 18x15x1¾ in. 4-18266
• Porcelain and the Dutch China Trade, by C.J.A Jörg, 1982 The Hague, p. 70, cat. 18 for a saucer decorated in under-glaze cobalt blue;
• Kiinalaista Posliinia Suomessa, Chinese Porcelain in Finland, by H. Hyvönen, 1986 Finland, p. 147, cat. 262 for a dish decorated in opaque enamels.
◆ This and other forts were defensive structures built in the Ming dynasty to protect Guangzhou (Canton). By the beginning of the Qing dynasty the advances in cannonry made them redundant and had fallen into disrepair. Several European countries, including the French and the Dutch, used them for storage and as bases for the staff as the Europeans were not allowed to live in Guangzhou. The Dutch Folly fort was situated to the East of Guangzhou.
The Dutch folly fort was erected on a sand bank in the Pearl River close to the foreign factories in Guangzhou in a place said to be near a memorial temple to Li Maoying (1200-1257) of the Song dynasty.
• 《荷蘭-中國貿易瓷》，作者C.J.A Jörg，1982年海牙出版，參見第70頁，編號18一件青花醬料碟；
• 《芬蘭的中國瓷器》，作者H. Hyvönen，1986年芬蘭出版，參見第147頁，編號262一件施不透明釉的瓷盤。