A Fine Dutch ‘Amsterdam Bont’ Decorated Chinese Porcelain Bowl
Particularly well decorated in bright enamels
The exterior with profuse floral design
The interior with parrots and butterflies on budding rose
The centre with budding rose
The porcelain E18thC the decoration C1730/50
Diameter; 7 3/4″ (19.7 cm)
Condition; two hairline cracks 7.3 and 6.5 cm from rim
Shallow chip 0.4 cm to inner rim
In 1580 a series of sixteen engravings made by Adriaen Collaert (ca.1560-1618) were originally first published in Antwerp under the name ‘Avium Iconum’ ,featuring parrots perched on roses.
A second edition by Philips Galle also appeared in Antwerp in c.1617. Several other editions followed. One of the engravings shows two parrots, both perched on a tree trunk while one parrot is eating a cherry.