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This attractive octagonal plate is decorated in underglaze blue depicting five ladies gathering in a courtyard. The rim has an attractive ornamental border. The reverse of the saucers is covered with a glossy brown glaze.  

 

Batavia is a decorative style within Chinese export porcelain using a surface covering brown glaze with underglaze blue. The wares appears to have been named after the city of Batavia (modern days Jakarta) which at that time was the Dutch East India Company trading centre in South East Asia.  It is believed that these Batavia replicas were made between 70s - 80s in Hong Kong , likely commissioned by expats or foreigners. 

Batavia Octagonal Plate

HK$480.00Price
  • Batavia brown porcelain and ceramic wares 

    A decorative style within Chinese export porcelain using a surface covering brown glaze with underglaze blue. The wares appears to have been named after the city of Batavia (modern days Jakarta) which at that time was the Dutch East India Company trading centre in South East Asia.

     

    The decoration also seems to have been particularly popular with the Dutch to which the word Batavia could have been used as a synonym due to the Chinese junk trade and the trans-shipping onto Dutch ships via Batavia.

     

    Export wares with this decoration were common throughout the first half of the 18th century and included rounded dishes, vases, tea pots, tea bowls, saucers, lidded jars and other useful wares.

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