Chinese Export de Heere Family Covered Bowls
China Ca. 1760
Chinese Export de Heere Family Covered Bowls / The arms belong to the Heere family of the Netherlands. This family, originally from the Rotterdam area, included several painters among its members, in addition to a Governor of Ceylon for the Dutch East India Company (VOC) in 1697, and other members who were part of the VOC at the beginning of the 18th century.
These were probably made for Huijbert Johan de Heere (1731-1777) who had left the Netherlands to join the VOC in Batavia; he married Jacoba Frederica Nemegheer in Sumatra in 1758 and returned to the Netherlands in 1763.
see Dr. J. Kroes, Chinese armorial porcelain for the Dutch market, Zwolle, 2007, pp. 501 and 502. References: Jorg, CJA (1997) Chinese Ceramics in the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, p130, No 366, a bowl; Jorg, CJA (1989) Chine de Commande from the Royal Museums of Art and History in Brussels, p240, No 94
Very good. One cover and one bowl each have a restored interior chip which is invisible to the naked eye. One cover has the decoration on one handle nearly rubbed off and the other is completely rubbed off. Some rubbing to the gold on the finials and edge of the lids. No cracks.
5" H, 7 7/8" L, Lid 6 3/4" Diameter