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Two Chinese porcelain “herring” dishes, after Dutch Delft faience with one herring each, Kangxi.

Stock Number: 4089

Two Chinese export porcelain “herring” dishes, after Dutch Delft faience, decorated in under- glaze cobalt blue (qinghua) with one herring each, c. 1720, Kangxi reign, Qing dynasty, w. 20 cm, 7 7/8 in. (crazing to one, each with small chip to underside) 1.11137

Illustrated: 100 Years of Chinese Export Porcelain, by A. Varela Santos, 2014/2015, cat. 33.


• China for the West, by D. Howard and J. Ayers, vol. I, London and New York 1978, p. 85 for two dishes with a single herring, one with a different border;

• Pronken Met Oosters Porselein, catalogue by S. Hartog, 1990 Gemeentemuseum Arnhem, The Netherlands, p. 122, cat 146 for a similar dish with one fish;

The Choice of the Private Trader, by D.S. Howard, Minneapolis1994, p. 131, cat. 136 for similar dishes;

Interaction in Ceramics: Oriental Porcelain and Delftware, by Dr. C.J.A. Jörg, 1984 Hong Kong,

p. 179, cat. 89 for a dish with two fish;

Porcelain and the Dutch China Trade, by C.J.A Jörg, 1982 The Hague, p. 70, cat. 18 for a saucer decorated in underglaze cobalt blue.

As the country of origin of the prototype identifies, these dishes were ordered by the Dutch market in the early 18th century with the only purpose of serving herrings, which was a staple much appreciated in the Netherlands at the time. These dishes were decorated with one or with two herrings.

中國外銷瓷“鯡魚”魚盤兩隻, 仿荷蘭代夫特彩陶, 每盤以青花繪有鯡魚一條, 約1720年, 清康熙, 寬20 釐米, 7 7/8 英吋。

插图: 《百年中国外销瓷》 阿.瓦瑞拉.桑托斯, 2014/2015, 目录 33。


•《西行中國》,作者D. Howard及J. Ayers,1978年倫敦和紐約出版,見卷一,第85頁兩件畫有青魚的碟子,其中一件繪不同邊飾;

•《彩繪瓷器》,圖錄作者S. Hartog,1990年荷蘭阿納姆博物館出版,見第122頁,編號146畫單隻魚的相似瓷碟一件;

•《私人貿易著的選擇》,作者D.S. Howard,1994年明尼阿波利斯出版,見131頁,編號136相似瓷碟;

•《陶瓷間的交流:東方瓷器及代爾夫特陶器》,作者Dr. C.J.A. Jörg,1984年香港出版,見第179頁,編號89繪雙魚瓷碟一件;

•《瓷器和中荷貿易》,作者C.J.A Jörg,1982年海牙出版,見第70頁,編號18一件青花醬料碟。

◆ 荷蘭是此類器皿原型的原產國。18世紀早期,荷蘭市場定制了這些盤子, 其唯一目的就是將當時荷蘭人十分欣賞的鯡魚裝盤上桌。