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D1902. Majolica Polychrome Large Dish

Haarlem, circa 1630

Painted in blue, ochre, green and manganese in the center with a fox in a landscape in a roundel of an ochre band between concentric blue lines and stylized curves, the rim painted with six stylized aigrettes, the reverse lead-glazed.

Diameter: 33 cm. (13 in.)

Provenance: The R.J. Bois Collection, North-Holland

Similar examples: The decoration on the edge of the plate is very similar to the one on a bowl attributed to Willem Jansz. Verstraeten, which resides in the Frans Hals Museum in Haarlem (inv. no. OA 93-131), and which is illustrated in Biesboer 1997, p. 94, no. 104. Another similar charger, but with the depiction of a deer, is illustrated in Aronson 2018, p. 11, no. 5.

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