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• D1538. Polychrome and Gilded Large Dish
Delft, circa 1700-1720
Marked PAK in iron-red for Pieter Adriaensz. Kocx, the owner of De Grieksche A (The Greek A) Factory from 1701 to 1703, or his widow Johanna van der Heul, the owner of the factory from 1703 to 1722
Painted in an expanded Imari palette of blue, iron-red, green, black and gold with two insects and a pair of long-tailed birds in flight above a boy dancing with foliate sprigs in his hands and a ‘Long Eliza’ holding flowering branches, standing before a garden fence and looking toward a low jardinière of peonies on a table, behind her large flowering peony branches and a blue ‘cloud’ reserved with stylized blossoms and gilt scrolls, and the underside of the rim with six iron-red stylized floral sprigs.
Diameter: 30.5 cm (12 in.)
Provenance: The Gustav Leonhardt Collection, Property from the Bartolotti House, Amsterdam; Enrico Caviglia, Maroggia, Switzerland; Sold at Christie’s in London, October 6, 1986, lot 10