Project Description

A Chinese Imari ‘Governor Duff’ Plate

The decoration on this plate is known as either ‘General Duff and his Wife’ or ‘A Frisian Couple’. ‘General Duff’ was the English name given to the Dutch East India Company Governor-General Diederik Duiven, who held this post 1729-1731. The Dutch see this scene as ‘A Frisian Couple’, which could have derived from a print depicting a young couple walking the dog. Similar examples are in the Rijksmuseum (Amsterdam)

  • Age: Yongzheng period.
  • Dimensions: 23 cm wide.
  • Condition: a few small frits to the rim.

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