D1309. Blue and Manganese Plate
Delft, circa 1680
Marked SVE in manganese for Samuel van Eenhoorn, the owner of De Grieksche A (The Greek A) Factory from 1678 until 1685
Painted in the center with a dignitary and his attendant standing in a garden, and on the rim with three seated figures alternating with a version of ‘The Three Friends of Winter’: a stylized flowering plant, a pine tree and bamboo.
Diameter: 21.7 cm. (8 1/2 in.)
Provenance: The Dr. Günther Grethe Collection, Hamburg