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1783. Polychrome Plate


Delft, circa 1760

Diameter: 22.6 cm. (8.9 in.)

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Delft, circa 1760

Painted in the center with a large garden urn, filled with a variety of flowers in blue, yellow, iron-red and manganese, flanked by two seated Chinese figures wearing yellow trousers and manganese jackets, the rim lushly decorated in iron-red, green, manganese, blue and yellow with flowers amongst green leaves and scrollwork.


Diameter: 22.6 cm. (8.9 in.)


Collection Nijstad, Lochem


Illustrated and described in exh. cat. Meesterwerken uit Delft, Museum Het Prinsenhof Delft, June 2 – August 15, 1962, p. 71, no. 175, ill. 48.


The central image of a floral vase is often applied on plaques, plates and dishes. The Delftware painter had to skillfully adapt the design to the circular form of tableware. On this plate, the garden vase is arranged so that the bouquet occupies almost exactly half the space. By painting the two little Chinese figures that flank the vase, the otherwise blank space is filled very naturally.


An identical plate is in the collection of the Musée National Adrien Dubouché, Limoges (inv. no. 2 370, Gasnault Collection), illustrated in Fourest 1980, p. 98, ill. 90. An example of a plaque with the depiction of a lush bouquet in a large garden urn, but flanked by two smaller garden urns is illustrated in Aronson 2000, ill. 28.


  • Minor rim abrasions
  • Overall in good condition  

Additional information

Weight 2 kg
Dimensions 35 × 35 × 10 cm


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