Pair of porcelain Kendis decorated in polychrome arms of the Dutch Family of Heere on white background.
This service included a table service (there are only about fifty known pieces left) and a tea service.
The kendis (bottle used for drinking at the feast) are among the rarest pieces of a service.
HUIJBERT JOHAN DE HEERE was born in Dordrecht (The Netherlands) in 1731, joined the VOC (Verenigd Oostindische Compagnie or East India Company), went to Asia for Batavia aboard the Gustaaf Willem as a Junior Merchant, and disembarked in Batavia in 1749. In 1752, he became Marchand and administrator of Bantam (Java). In 1755 he became Senior Merchant and in 1758 he married and had four children. He returned in 1763 bringing his service and moved with his family to Goes (Netherlands) where he died in 1777.
Pieces of this service can be found at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam (The Netherlands) as well as in private collections in Holland, England, Belgium and America.
Qianlong period (1736 - 1795) circa 1760
Very good condition
Price : on request