A set of dishes

A set of dishes
imagethumb: 
1720
1730
Diam 39.7 cm. and 23.5 cm.
asian art
Comprising of a large dish and four plates, each finely decorated to the centre with a European couple, traditionally thought to be Governor Duff and his wife, standing on a garden terrace beside a hound, within an elaborate floral border with four clusters of 'the hundred antiques'. The present subject is popularly thought to represent Governor-General Duiven, posted by the Dutch East India Co. to Batavia 1729-31, or alternatively Louis XIV of France, though no print source has so far been identified to confirm either theory.

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