D920. Blue and White Plate
Delft, circa 1715
Painted with a tiger stalking a singing bird perched on a flowering peony branch above a banded hedge and a fence, the rim with a trellis diaper border edged in strapwork and interrupted by floral ovals, shell devices and foliate scrolls.
Marked IKW in blue probably for Willem Jacobusz. van der Kool, the owner of de Drie Porceleyne Flessies (The Three Porcelain Bottles) factory from 1702 to 1716 or his widow from 1717 to 1745.
21.8 cm. (8.6 in.)