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D8230. Pair of Blue and White Octagonal Plaques

Delft, circa 1730

Each painted on the foliate-bordered and raised central panel with an interior scene of three ladies and three gentlemen seated around an oval table, smoking and drinking wine and tea, with a fourth gentleman standing and pouring wine from a bottle into a goblet, above them a window between drapery swags, the frame with four oval panels of prunus reserved on a blue ground of floral and foliate scrolls alternating at the angled corners with panels of trellis diaperwork centering a blossom and separated by a leaf, the outer edge with molded gadrooning interrupted at the top with a pediment formed by a row of fluting painted with floral sprigs beneath a blue-ground triangular panel edged with two fish above a flowerhead issuing foliate scrolls and pierced with a central hole for suspension; the reverse glazed.

Length: 26.5 cm. (10 7/16 in.)

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