D1783. Polychrome Plate
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.
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.
- Minor rim abrasions
- Overall in good condition
Delivered in its custom box
Plate hanger and stand included
|Dimensions||35 × 35 × 10 cm|