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D1429. Two Similar Polychrome and Gilded Plates

Delft, circa 1710

Marked PAK in iron-red for Pieter Adriaensz. Kocx, the owner of De Grieksche A (The Greek A) Factory from 1701 to 1703, or more likely for his widow Johanna van der Heul, the owner from 1703 to 1722.

Each painted in the Imari palette of iron-red, blue and gold with a central basket or urn of flowers with a beribboned handle within a roundel with an inner border of scroll-edged floral panels alternating with smaller blue demi-ruyi-head devices, and an outer border of iron-red foliate lappets and iron-red and gold blossom-and-scroll devices, the rim with a border of the same blue demi-ruyi- head devices alternating with an iron-red variation, all interrupting a band of dotted scalework at the edge, the reverse with six-iron-red stylised floral sprigs on the rim.

Diameter: 21.6 and 21.4 cm. (8 and 8 7/16 in.)


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