A famille verte ‘Provinces’ dish, circa 1720. Estimate 7,000 – $10,000 USD. Photo Christie’s Image Ltd 2015.
The center with the arms of Zeelandt within petal-shaped panels enclosing figures and antiques, honeycomb pattern at the border; 9 ½ in. (24.1 cm.) diameter
Note: Series of these dishes, in four related patterns, were ordered in China in the 1720’s with the arms of the principle towns and provinces of present-day Belgium and the Netherlands, plus the arms of England and France. 23 different arms seem to comprise each series.
Christie’s. MANDARIN & MENAGERIE: THE SOWELL COLLECTION AND CHINESE EXPORT ART FROM VARIOUS OWNERS, 26 January 2015, New York, Rockefeller Plaza.