Description The coat of arms represented here is of the province of Holland, the most powerful and prosperous of the United Provinces. It included most of the major cities: Amsterdam, The Hague, Delft, and Leiden. The Dutch taste for Chinese porcelain created a fashion for commissioning and displaying sets of plates with Dutch motifs, especially the arms of the seven provinces.
Provenance Purchased by Philip B. Perlman, Baltimore, [date of acquisition unknown] from Walters sale; by bequest to Walters Art Museum, 1960.
Credit Bequest of Philip B. Perlman, 1960
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