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A blue and white bowl, Chinese, Kangxi, 1662-1722.

The bowl is painted with fan shaped reserves of long Elizas, 15.2cm.

This is a pattern copied by many of the European porcelain factories.

The name long Eliza comes from the adaptation of mei jen, the term used in China to describe these elongated ladies.

This term became Lange Lijzen when used in Dutch delftware and from this the term long Eliza was born.


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