D1725. ‘Black Delft’ Oval Plaque
Delft, circa 1710
Painted in blue, iron-red, ochre, manganese, green and black with four figures in an interior, one of them a bearded man, holding a cane and standing before another figure, pointing towards two figures making music, one seated playing the drum and the other standing playing the flute, the molded rim decorated with floral scroll work interrupted with four convex oval panels painted with a flowering plant alternated with a rooster, and affixed at the top with a shell device pierced with a suspension hole.
Height: 19.2 cm. (7.6 in.); Length: 21.4 cm. (8.4 in.)