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  • Museum Accession No.: EA1994.103
  • Catalogue No.: 35
  • Object type: Plate
  • Kiln/Location: Blue-and-white, Arita
  • Period/Date: late 17th century
  • Dimensions: H. 4.2 cm, 21.8 cm
  • Provenance: Story Fund
  • Description: Round plate with curved sides. Underglaze blue decoration. In the centre of well, VOC mark within a circle, surrounded by pomegranates. Around the rim, a single line. On the back, three flower sprays, a double line round footrim, a single within, and the VOC monogram within a circle.

    Vialle, 1993, has demonstrated that pieces with the VOC mark, both in the well and on the foot, were for the exclusive use of Officers of the Company.

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