Pater Gratia Oriental Art

Chinese Porcelain

 

Batavia Brown (Capucin) wares 1700-1800

 

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In the Netherlands, porcelain decorated in this type of underglaze brown has historically been called "Batavia Brown" or "Capucijnergoed" ("Chick-pea ware", after the legume). The first name may have been coined because most goods exported to The Netherlands from the East were sent via Batavia and has nothing to do with a Batavian production or decoration, It is a very common type with the decoration usually contained within medallions. Occasionally, a gold decoration has been painted on the brown glaze. The brown colour is achieved by using iron oxide as a pigment, which like underglaze blue, needs to be fired at high temperatures. Considerable quantities were exported to the Western and Inter-Asian markets from c.1700. The pieces are rarely refined and can be considered as articles for everyday use by the middle-classes. (Jörg 2002/2, p.120

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2012296

Batavia Brown (Capucin wares) 1700-1800

 

Object 2012296

 

Teapot

 

China

 

1730-1750

 

Height 131 mm (5.16 inch), diameter handle to spout 175 mm (6.89 inch), diameter of footring 55 mm (2.17 inch), weight with cover 416 grams (14.67 ounce (oz.)), weight cover 84 grams (2.96 ounce (oz.))

 

Teapot of globular shape on footring, straight spout with a curved C-shaped handle. Domed cover and a pointed knob. Batavia Brown covered with underglaze dark brown. Decorated in underglaze blue. On the body two fan-shaped reserves containing a bird perched upon a flowering branch and two small reserves filled with a single flower spray. The cover is similarly decorated en suite.

 

In the Netherlands, porcelain decorated in this type of underglaze brown has historically been called "Batavia Brown" or "Capucijnergoed" ("Chick-pea ware", after the legume). The first name may have been coined because most goods exported to The Netherlands from the East were sent via Batavia and has nothing to do with a Batavian production or decoration, It is a very common type with the decoration usually contained within medallions. Occasionally, a gold decoration has been painted on the brown glaze. The brown colour is achieved by using iron oxide as a pigment, which like underglaze blue, needs to be fired at high temperatures. Considerable quantities were exported to the Western and Inter-Asian markets from c.1700. The pieces are rarely refined and can be considered as articles for everyday use by the middle-classes. (Jörg 2002/2, p.120

  

Condition: Perfect.

 

Reference:

Jörg 2002/2, p.120

 

Price: € 499 - $ 589 - £ 448

(the $ and £ prices are approximates and depend on the € price exchange rate)

 

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Batavia Brown (Capucin wares) 1700-1800 - Page 1

 

Object 2011028

 

Covered jar

 

China

 

1730-1745

 

Height including the cover 132 mm (5.20 inch), height excluding the cover 95 mm (3.74 inch), diameter 117 mm (4.61 inch), diameter of rim: 113 mm (4.45 inch), diameter of footring 68 mm (2.68 inch), weight with cover 497 grams (17.53 ounce (oz.)), weight cover 164 grams (5.79 ounce (oz.))

 

Covered jar on footring. A domed cover with ring knob. Batavia Brown covered with underglaze dark brown. Polychrome decorated in various, famille rose, overglaze enamels with flowering plants in all leaf-shaped medallions on the body and cover.

 

Porcelain decorated in this type of underglaze dark brown has historically been called 'Batavia Brown' or "Capucijnergoed" ('Chicl-pea ware'. after the legume). Occasionally, a gold decoration has been painted on the brown glaze. The term famille rose was first coined by the 19th-century French author Albert Jacquemart, who distinguished between specific groups in his descriptions of Oriental ceramics. (Jacquemart & Le Blant 1862, pp.77-105), (Jörg 2002/2, p.120)

 

Condition: Perfect.

 

References:

Jacquemart & Le Blant 1862, pp.77-105

Lunsingh Scheurleer 1968, cat. 137

Jörg 2002/2, cat. 82

Jörg 2003/3, cat. 8

 

Price: € 249 - $ 294 - £ 223

(the $ and £ prices are approximates and depend on the € price exchange rate)

 

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