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1223. Polychrome Plate


Delft, circa 1700

Marked / D PAUW 2 in blue for De Paauw (The Peacock) Factory

Diameter: 26 cm. (10 1/4 in.)

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 A plate holder included


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Delft, circa 1700

Marked / D PAUW 2 in blue for De Paauw (The Peacock) Factory

Painted in the center with a large insect hovering near two birds perched on a blade of grass among flowering shrubbery or on a stylized rock below within blue concentric lines, the wide rim with a bird perched on a flowering branch near three insects and two birds in flight amidst flowering plants and grasses.


Diameter: 26 cm. (10 1/4 in.)


A large plate and a garniture of three vases with oriental-style decoration in this palette, which is particularly associated with De Paauw, are illustrated by Lahaussois 2008, pp. 68 and 69, figs. 2 and 3, respectively, who describes the decoration as “a compendiario en grand feu”, a style of painting adapted from mid sixteenth- century Faenza maiolica executed in a palette of blue, yellow and orange on a pure white glaze. Although there are early to mid seventeenth-century Dutch maiolica dishes decorated in the sketchy and uncluttered “compendiario” style, it is a slight exaggeration to apply the term to this dish and other pieces painted only in this vaguely related palette.


  • Minor rim abrasions
  • One hairline crack of 95 mm. to the reverse
  • Overall in good condition

Additional information

Weight 2 kg
Dimensions 35 × 35 × 10 cm

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