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D1358. ‘Petit Feu’ Polychrome and Gilded Bakery Plate

Delft, circa 1740

Painted with a scene of a baker transferring loaves of bread from a table beneath a gilt scale to his stone and brick oven while his assistant tramples ingredients on a table to the right, the rim with an elaborate Chinese export-style border of iron-red peony blossoms and green foliate scrolls against iron-red stippled panels alternating with gilt scroll-edged panels of iron-red whorls interrupted by gilt-centered manganese blossoms, all issuing smaller floral sprigs and buds.

 

Diameter: 22 cm. (8 11/16 in.)

Provenance: Sold at Mak van Waay in Amsterdam on October 15, 1963, lot 871; Aronson Antiquairs, Amsterdam, 1994; A distinguished Manhattan private collection

 

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