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D1358. ‘Petit Feu’ Polychrome and Gilded Bakery Plate


Delft, circa 1740

Painted with a scene of a baker transferring loaves of bread from a table beneath a gilt scale to his stone and brick oven while his assistant tramples ingredients on a table to the right, the rim with an elaborate Chinese export-style border of iron-red peony blossoms and green foliate scrolls against iron-red stippled panels alternating with gilt scroll-edged panels of iron-red whorls interrupted by gilt-centered manganese blossoms, all issuing smaller floral sprigs and buds.

22 cm. (8.7 in.)

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The scene on this dish is painted after the drawing of the ‘Backer’ (‘Baker’, fig. 1) by Leonaert Bramer (1596- 1674) from his ‘Straatwerken’ (‘Street Works’) series of circa 1650-55, comprising 66 drawings illustrating a variety of peddlers and artisans. The complete series is illustrated and discussed by D.R. Barnes and J. ten Brink Goldsmith, Street scenes: Leonard Bramer’s drawings of 17th-century Dutch daily life, Hempstead (New York, Hofstra Museum), 1991. Leonaert Bramer was a successful painter and draughtsman, who after a period in Italy (1616-27), returned to the Netherlands and worked in his home town of Delft from 1628 onwards. One of the high points in his career was a commission in 1661 for the ceiling paintings of the new St. Luke’s Guild Hall in Delft.

Sold at Mak van Waay in Amsterdam on October 15, 1963, lot 871
Aronson Antiquairs, Amsterdam, 1994
A distinguished Manhattan private collection


  • Minor rim abrasions
  • One chip to rim of 8 x 3 mm. to reverse
  • Overall in good condition

Delivered in its custom box
Plate hanger and stand included

Additional information

Weight 2 kg
Dimensions 35 × 35 × 10 cm
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