Description & Technical information

Kangxi period
Dutch Market
from the Golden Gate Collection

A pair of large Chinese export porcelain chargers painted in the Chinese Imari palette of underglaze blue and overglaze iron red and gold, with a central coat of arms and an inscription above ‘PAMEN’.

The arms have traditionally been attributed to the Dutch family of van Overveldt, though Kroes 2007 indicates that a number of other families have similar arms with a hare. He suggests that the likely commisioners were three van Overveldt bothers Nicolaas (1691-1717), Dirk Adrianus (1692-after1723) and Jacobus (1694-1737) all based in The Hague. Only large chargers and plates are known and the meaning of the motto is not clear.

References: Kroes 2007, p115, No 16, this set

Date:  1710-20
Period:  1600-1750, 18th century
Origin:  China
Medium: porcelain
Dimensions: 51.5 cm (20¹/₄ inches)
Categories: Oriental and Asian Art