A pair of armorial dishes for the Belgian Market Qianlong, circa 1740-1750. Photo Bonhams.
Each enamelled and gilt to the centre with the arms of Van Den Cruyce, within a spearhead band, the cavetto with puce enamel landscape vignettes, alternating with smaller oval panels decorated in iron red with flowers and foliage, on a gilt foliate ground. 25.7cm (10.1/8in) diam. (2). Estimate £1,500 – 2,000 (€1,900 – 2,500)
Property of a European Noble Family
This service was most probably first ordered by Pasquier-Jean Augustin Van Den Cruyce, or one of his five sons.
Pasquier-Jean Augustin Van Den Cruyce was Lord of Aertselaer, of Cleydael, Stoovers, Linden and Berchem.
He was Lieutenant-Colonel of the cavalry, then alderman of Anvers in 1718, treasurer from 1719-1723, then first burgermeister in 1724 and finally general councillor of the states of Brabant in the quarter of Anvers.
He died in 1758.
For an illustration of this service with the puce enamel border vignettes see ‘Porcelaines Chinoises ‘Compagnie des Indes’ Decorees d’Armoires Belges’, Henry Maertens de Noordhout, 1997, pp.82-83.
Bonhams. ASIAN ART, 11 Sep 2014 10:30 BST. LONDON, KNIGHTSBRIDGE