A Famille Rose Folly Fort Plate
Decorated with a trading ship approaching the Dutch Folly Fort
A pagoda and a grove of trees within the walls
The rim with a blue and white border
Diameter; 8 7/8″ (22.6 cm)
Condition; one small frit in rim
In the Ming Dynasty the Chinese had constructed two forts in the Pearl River as defences
For the city of Guangzhou (Canton)
Due to developments in weaponry they were redundant by the 18thc
The Dutch and French were then allowed to make use of them as warehouses
Being known as the French and Dutch Folly Forts
The Dutch Fort was directly opposite the city and just half a mile from the hongs.
Where they were given permission to build a hospital.
However, they were later discovered to be bringing guns