• D1871. Pair of Polychrome Rectangular Herring Dishes
Delft, circa 1770
Marked VDuyn in blue for Johannes van Duijn, the owner of De Porceleyne Schotel (The Porcelain Dish) factory from 1764 to 1772, or his widow Van Duijn- van Kampen, the owner from 1772 to 1773
Each painted in the center with a scaly herring, the rim lightly molded and painted with a foliate border centering at the top, bottom, sides and corners with a large flower head below the yellow scalloped and barbed rim edge.
Lengths: 23.5 cm. (9.2 in.)
Find out more about Dutch herring eating traditions.