Plate bearing the arms of the Beekman family, anonymous, c. 1730 - c. 1735

Plate bearing the arms of the Beekman family, anonymous, c. 1730 - c. 1735

painting, h 2.9cm × d 22.6cm More details

In Canton in South China, VOC merchants ordered porcelain painted with family heraldic emblems for themselves as well as others. This plate featuring a coat of arms set in a coastal landscape is an early example. It was made for the affluent Beekman family of Zeeland.

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