• Pair of Blue and White Rectangular Herring Dishes
Delft, circa 1770
Both marked AK / 2 / * in blue for Albertus Kiell, the owner of De Witte Ster (The White Star) Factory from 1762 to 1774
Each painted in the center with a scaly herring, the rim lightly molded and painted with foliate scrolls centering at the top and bottom a foliate device issuing leafy stems, and at each of the notched corners a trefoil bud issuing leaves, scrolls and a pendant bellflower.
Lengths: 24 and 24.2 cm. (9 7/16 and 9 1⁄2 in.)
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