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• D1412. Polychrome and Gilded ‘Kraak’-Style Large Plate

Delft, 1690-1700

Painted in the center in shades of blue with two Chinese figures, their faces and robes heightened in ochre-yellow, seated before a wine pot under an architectural arch heightened in gilding, hung with three tassels and surrounded by shrubbery within a scroll-patterned roundel edged with iron-red and gilt lines, the covet and rim with six fan-shaped panels painted alternately with a seated Chinese figure heightened in ochre-yellow or a large floral sprig heightened in gilding, and divided by narrower panels of a stylised floral sprig within squiggly lines, all within an iron-red lie and blue band at the rim edge, the underside with alternating I and O motifs.

Diameter: 25.7 cm. (10 1/8 in.)

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