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D0916. Pair of Blue-Ground Polychrome and Gilded Plates
Delft, circa 1725
Marked AR in iron-red
Painted with a long-tailed fabulous beast beside peonies growing behind a pierced rock within a central roundel surrounded by two oval panels of a bird perched on a flowering branch above banded hedges alternating with two shaped panels of flowers and insects, all reserved on the blue ground amidst chrysanthemum blossoms and gilt foliage.
Diameter: 22.7 cm. (815/16 in.)