D1888. Polychrome Oval-Shaped Large Plaque
Delft, circa 1760
Painted with a boy wearing a green robe and black hat standing behind a ‘Long Eliza’ wearing a light manganese robe and putting his arms around her middle, both standing amidst yellow, manganese and iron- red flowering branches, bamboo and rock work beneath two exotic long-tailed birds, a butter y and insect in flight, the molded self-frame decorated with a green marbleized inner border reserved with an outer border of iron-red delineated leaves with a blue shell at the top, bottom and sides.
Height: 41.9 cm. (16.5 in.)
The Van Gelder Collection; sold at auction on June 24th and 25th, 1953, lot 276, and illustrated in the catalogue;
Collection Monsieur et Madame Deltcheff, France