A very nicely made piece of 18th century Qianlong Amsterdam Bont porcelain decorated with western figures, phoenix and deer. We take a look at Amsterdams Bont porcelain from China. Because mainstream Chinese collectors have yet to discover the historical significance of these wares they are relatively easy to find in Holland. While also being highly interesting and of often super quality and with an amazing array of decorations. Amsterdams Bont is a name given to porcelain partly decorated in the Netherlands (most likely in cities like Delft, Haarlem, Makkum).
Because Amsterdam was at this moment in time the trade centre of the western world and also of the porcelain trade a lot of this over enamelling was probably commissioned by Amsterdam merchants, to reap higher profits on otherwise boring Chinese wares. Amsterdam Bont consists of either blanc or under glaze blue decorated Chinese porcelain of basic quality, that was later enhanced with red and sometimes other colours in the Netherlands.It must not be mistaken for other type of Chinese & Japanese blanc wares decorated in Europe. Those we simply call European Decorated Chinese porcelain. Amsterdam Bont really is easily recognisable by its colour and style. An interesting side note is that a similar process of overdecorating with red was done in London in more or less the same colours. This enhancemend was done on petit feux or small fire at a lower temperature.
At the turn of the 17th c Chinese porcelain was cheaper than its Japanese counterpart and by overglazing Chinese porcelain with red it was easy for the Dutch to create a `Imari` feel on the Chinese wares. Catering to the huge craving for imari coloured porcelain in the West at the time.At that time blue _ white porcelain was relatively well known as was blue and white delftware. It was the addition of different colours that sparked huge interest.
Everybody wanted porcelain with red in it, and that was what the merchants were giving their customers with this Amsterdam Bont decorations. So a simple blue and white bowl could easily be increased in value by enhancing its looks. Repainted area at rim, probably to conceal some frits/chips and a hairline which is visible faintly. Also 1 small chip and a firing flaw to rim. 18th century Qing (1661 - 1912).We can not control this. For China (& rest of Asia) & US allow at least 2 to 3 weeks. Depending on the situation it can take up to 1.5 month. This also influences the tracking data shown online.
You can follow it at. The item "Antique Qianlong 17th/18th Amsterdam Bont Porcelain Bowl Chinese" is in sale since Wednesday, May 5, 2021. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\China\Plates". The seller is "theceramics_and_collectibles" and is located in Amsterdam.
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