D9003. Blue and White Hexagonal Sweetmeat Dish
Delft, circa 1685
Marked LC and Ø in blue for Lambertus Cleffius, the owner of De Metale Pot (The Metal Pot) factory from 1679 to 1691
The central circular well painted with a floral medallion and encircled by six heart-shaped compartments, two painted with a bird perched on a rock amidst shrubbery, two painted with a bird perched on a flowering branch, and two painted with an insect hovering above a flowering branch, all bordered on their upper edges with foliate-scroll devices.
Diameter: 18.2 cm. (7 3/16 in.)