Soup Plate


Qing dynasty (1644-1912), Yongzheng period (1723-1735), About 1730

These are the arms of the Berewout family of Amsterdam. The service was made for Frederick Berewout who married Anna Maria du Peyrou in 1717. Frederick was a merchant, ship owner and banker, with commercial interests in Surinam and the West Indian sugar trade. He was a Director of the Dutch West Indies Company from 1728.