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A Chinese famille rose export porcelain 'Amsterdam Waterfront' Dish

Qianlong period, circa 1765


Centrally decorated with the 'Nieuwe Stadsherberg' in Amsterdam with figures on boats, surrounded by a gilt border and wide rim with flowers.

Diam. 30.1 cm


The view, painted on the plate, is of “De Nieuwe Stadsherberg van Amsterdam” (the new city inn). The Nieuwe Stadsherberg was built in 1662, to replace the Oude Stadsherberg, at the end of a long jetty in the river IJ, outside the city gate of Amsterdam. Travellers arriving late by ship over the Zuiderzee found lodgings there when the city gates were already closed for the night. For another view of the Nieuwe Stadsherberg depicted in mother of pearl on a Japanese lacquered box see Uit Verre streken, November 2018, no. 55.

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