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1784. Polychrome Armorial Plate


Delft, circa 1760

Diameter: 22.3 cm. (8.8 in.)

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Delft, circa 1760

Painted in the center in shades of blue, iron-red, green and yellow with the coat of arms of the Deckkers family, consisting of a squirrel above three French lilies, the crest surmounted by a helmet with closed vizor and topped with a squirrel, all above the initials R.D, the rim decorated with stylized flowers alternated by insects.


Diameter: 22.3 cm. (8.8 in.)


Collection Nijstad, Lochem


The arms and crest are those of the Deckkers family, which was alternatively written as Deckers, Decker or Dekker. Typical of armorial wares, this plate was probably commissioned by a family member to commemorate a special event, for example a marriage. According to the Wapenboek (Book of Coat of Arms) in Collection W.A. des Bouvries, p. 22, the coat of arms of the Deckkers family consists of a squirrel seated on a green ground, against a silver background, accompanied in the bottom part of the crest by three red lilies against a silver background.


A polychrome plate with the same coat of arms, but with the initials I.D instead of R.D was sold at Frederik Müller & Cie in Amsterdam, December 1928, no. 246. A polychrome plate in blue, green and red with a coat of arms containing a squirrel and three french lilies bearing the initials I.D. is depicted in De Jonge, Amsterdam, 1947, p. 94 ill. 56. De Jonge theorizes that the plate originated in Haarlem, where she believes the Deckkers family lived. The author mentions that Haarlem potteries made the finest quality armorial wares during the second quarter of the seventeenth century.


  • Rim repaired of 60 x 10 mm. 
  • Minor rim abrasions 
  • Overall in good condition

Additional information

Weight 2 kg
Dimensions 35 × 35 × 10 cm


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