Description & Technical information

Yongzheng/Qianlong period
Belgian Market
from the Golden Gate Collection

A pair of Chinese export porcelain armorial chargers with a central pair of arms accollée, the rim with blue enamel branches of flowers.

The arms are for the Belgian families Charlé accollée de Nollet. This was made for Paul Charlé (d. 1741) who married in 1697 Isabell de Nollet (d. 1725). They lived in Anvers and Amsterdam and their grandson Alexandre Thédore Joseph was created Baron de Waspick in 1830. Paul worked in Spain, did business with the Americas and was later involved with the Compagnie d’Ostende.

References: Cogels 2015, p80-81, three services with these arms including this one; Kroes 2007, 243, No 155, a plate from this service.

Date:  1735-40
Period:  1600-1750, 18th century
Origin:  China
Medium: porcelain
Dimensions: 32.5 cm (12³/₄ inches)
Categories: Oriental and Asian Art