D8224. Blue and White Plaque
Rotterdam, probably Schiedamschedijk, circa 1760
Painted with the interior of a cobbler’s shop depicting two cobblers seated on either side of their bench and sewing shoes, at their feet a recumbent dog and a seated cat on the tiled floor, behind them shelves of fashionable shoes, a double window and a table with tools, the scene in a roundel within a blue ground reserved with four floral panels separated by trailing flowering vines, and the molded self-frame with a foliate border within a blue outer edge pierced at the top with two suspension holes; the reverse glazed.
Height: 33.9 cm. (13 3/8 in.)