D8250. Polychrome Floral Plaque
Delft, circa 1755
Finely painted with a luxuriant arrangement of flowers in a wicker basket between two flitting insects, the molded self- frame with a blue-edged iron-red border of white scrolls and green leaves interrupted with four molded scallop shells above leaf-scrolls issuing small sprigs, and the top pierced with two holes for suspension; the reverse glazed.
33 x 38.4 cm. (13 x 15 1/8 in.)
Plaques or “porcelain paintings,” as they were referred to in household inventories, were intended to be admired as if they were paintings on panel, canvas or copper. Still life paintings of flowers and fruits were a blossoming genre during Holland’s Golden Age and Delft potters often used it as a source of inspiration. Flower baskets are frequently depicted on seventeenth-century Dutch floral still life paintings. Although Delftware painters were influenced by these paintings, they did not often have access to them, and would have used prints as their source of imagery.
|Dimensions||35 × 50 × 10 cm|
€10.000 – €40.000