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D8839. Blue and White Chinoiserie Plate
Delft, circa 1695
Marked AK in blue for Adriaen Kocx, the owner of De Grieksche A (The Greek A) Factory from 1686 to 1701
Painted in the center with a Chinese pavilion interior with a bearded Chinese sage approaching a lady seated at a table set with a teacup and saucer, a vase of flowers and a bowl, and being entertained by a man seated on the floor before her at a low table between a fan, a censer and a floral sprig, beyond the open balustraded wall a crane strolls beside a pierced rock and a flowering tree peony in a hilly garden, the scene within a roundel encircled with two concentric lines and a blossom and foliate-scroll border, and the rim with an elaborate floral and foliate border interrupted with four European-type heads wearing exotic headdresses.
Diameter: 24.9 cm. (9 13/16 in.)
Provenance: The collection of D.F.H. Fentener van Vlissingen (1882-1962), Utrecht; and thence by family descent