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D0905. Pair of Blue and White Armorial Plates

Delft, circa 1685

Attributed to De Grieksche A (The Greek A) Factory

Each painted in the center with a bird flitting above Cupid blowing bubbles and seated amidst a spray of lilies, a carnation and other large blossoms and leaves, the top of the wide rim with an unidentified coat of arms depicting five pierced mullets in a scroll-mantled shield surmounted by a helmet with a wreath and winged crest, and the sides with flowering plants perched upon by birds and growing from behind rockwork near a winged insect at the bottom.

Diameter: 25.8 and 26.1 cm. (10 3/16 and 10 1/4 in.)

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