D1057. Polychrome Chinoiserie Plaque
Delft, circa 1740
Painted in the center with a bird and two insects itting above a dancing boy and a ‘Long Eliza’ holding a cloth and looking away, in the distance a small pavilion within a cartouche edged in black and surrounded by an iron-red ground patterned with a field of manganese and iron-red peony blossoms amidst blue, yellow and green scrolling foliage, and reserved at the top and bottom with shell devices and blue trelliswork panels, at the sides with two dancing putti, and between with four panels painted in blue with a striding Chinese boy, the self-molded frame with an iron-red-ground border of further blossoms and foliate-scrolls reserved with trelliswork panels at the top, bottom and sides, and with a blue outer edge pierced at the top with two holes for suspension; the reverse glazed.
Dimensions: 38.1 x 33.8 cm. (15 x 13 5/16 in.)
Collection Gilbert Lévy, Paris;
Salomon Stodel Antiquités, 1998;
Private Dutch collection, Amsterdam
Literature: Catalogue of The European Fine Art Fair, Maastricht, 1998, p. 300.