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•D1406. Blue and White Chinoiserie Massive Dish

Delft, circa 1670

Painted with two fierce spotted leopards and two other exotic beasts being observed by a Chinese dignitary and two attendants, one of them supporting a flag, before a garden fence on the left, and five figures on the right, one beneath a parasol and the others holding or brandishing various implements, all standing before a pavilion, the foreground with leafy plants, and beyond the activity a tree amidst shrubbery, rocks and ‘clouds’; the footrim pierced with two holes for suspension in the glaze vat.

Diameter: 48 cm. (18 7/8 in.)

 

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