An attractive group of various Chinese export Batavian Ware porcelain collectibles with capuccine glaze, 18th century


In the early 17th century, the Dutch East Indies Company (V.O.C.) was founded and based in Batavia (now Djakarta, Indonesia). One of their more successful export products to Europe throughout the latter part of the 17th and 18th centuries was brown-glazed porcelain with blue and white or polychrome decorated patterns, subsequently known as Batavia ware.

On offer is this interesting group of various antique 'Batavian Ware' porcelain objects, hand decorated in blue under glaze on white, and partially brown glazed, originating from China. These delicate items were made for the export market to Europe and are dating to the 18th century. They were mostly made during the reign of the emperors KangXi, Yongzheng and QianLong. Chinese porcelain was traded by the Dutch East Indies Company (VOC), which had special commercial privileges to Japan (Decima Island) and China. The wealthy Dutch merchants loved the subtle Chinese porcelain and large quantities were shipped to Holland in the 17th and 18th centuries. Dutch China Trade came to an end in the late 1790's, when The Netherlands became involved in Napoleonic wars. Although manufactured to be used, most of this Oriental porcelain was
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