"Lady with Parasol" plate
Chinese for export
Designed by Cornelis Pronk (Dutch, 1691 - 1759)
10 in (25.4 cm) diameter
Medium or Technique
Porcelain with underglaze blue and overglaze enamels and gilding
Angelica Lloyd Russell Gallery (Gallery 142)
A lady standing before waterbirds as her attendant shades her with a parasol, the border punctuated by alternating reserves decorated with figures and birds.
Probably a private American collection [see note]. January 22, 1998, anonymous sale (sale 8806), Christie’s, New York, lot 52, sold to Gretchen E. Viall (d. 2016), Providence, RI; by inheritance to her son, William A. Viall III, Providence, RI; 2016, gift of William Viall to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 9, 2016)
NOTE: An old, handwritten label on the underside of the plate suggests that it was in an American collection for a number of years before being sold.
Gift of William A. Viall III in memory of Gretchen E. Viall