D1981. Turquoise Ground Plate
Delft, circa 1775
Fully covered in a turquoise glaze and decorated in yellow and green, painted in the center with a chinoiserie-style building and a figure crossing a bridge. Four foliate sprigs on the rim within a crimped edge.
16.5 to 17 cm. (6 1/2 to 6 11/16 in.) diameter
Turquoise-ground plates, painted after French faience examples from St. Omer and Nevers, and usually decorated with chinoiserie motifs, such as flowers or landscape, are quite scarce in Dutch Delftware. Examples with figural landscapes are in the Evenepoël Collection at the Musées Royaux d’Art et d’Histoire, Brussels, inv. 535, illustrated by Fourest 1980, pp. 142-143; and a floral-decorated plate is illustrated by Lahaussois 1998, pp. 56-57, no.205.
Sotheby’s Amsterdam, September 19, 2000, lots 711-713; J. Zeberg Antiquités, Antwerp, 2002.