A Rare ‘Herring” Dish, Qianlong

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A Rare ‘Herring” Dish, Qianlong

A Rare Blue and White ‘Herring’ Dish

Decorated to the centre with a single herring

Within an elaborate Lambrequin border

Qianlong C1775

Length; 9 1/2″ (24.1 cm)

Condition; minor frits to the rim

Originally inspired by Dutch Delft prototypes

Orders for this type of dish with single or double herring were placed by the Dutch East India Company from 1773

See ‘Four Centuries of Blue and White’ The Freylinghuysen Collection, No 184

Also see ‘China for the West’ the Mottahedeh Collection, David Howard and John Ayers

No, 42 for a similar dish