However, it did not prove possible to agree a reasonable price with the Japanese potters and no orders were placed. In 1740, the merchants abandoned their attempts on orders of the Dutch East India directors. A small number of pieces were made in Japan and until now only dinner plates are known, Groninger Museum acquired a small saucer dish. Now unrecorded is this large dish which suggest, it was a private commission.
(1) T. Volker, The Japanese Porcelain Trade of the Dutch East India Company after 1683 (Leiden, 1959), p. 78–81.
For a similar example, see Soame Jenyns, Japanese Porcelain, (London, 1965), pl. 46A.
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