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D9007. Blue and White Compartmented Sweetmeat Dish

Delft, circa 1690

Marked AK in blue for Adrianus Kocx, the owner of De Grieksche A (The Greek A) Factory from 1686 to 1701

The central circular well with a blue ground reserved with two stylized peony blossoms amidst scrolling foliage encircled by a border of trefoils and zigzags on the upper edge, and surrounded by four fan-shaped compartments painted alternately with a peacock or a tiger amidst flowering shrubbery, all within ruyi-head, floral and foliate borders on the upper edge of the dividers and octafoil rim.

Diameter: 25.4 cm. (10 in.)

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