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A pair of Batavian ware rosewater bottles, Chinese, Kangxi, (1662-1722).

Each bottle is decorated with blue chrysanthemum on a cafe au lait ground, 21.5cm.

Batavian ware is associated with Chinese porcelain of the early 18th Century which had a brown glaze, of varying shades from dark brown to cafe au lait and often, as in these pieces, had reserves of blue and white.

The name Batavian derives from the port of Batavia, now Djakarta, through which the porcelain was shipped by the Dutch East India Company.


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