This octagonal plaque has a thin, straight, upright rim with indented accolade-shaped corners, which is decorated on the inside with a continuous scroll ornament. The plaque is painted in blue with a chinoiserie landscape. Behind three banded hedges, flowering peonies and other plants issue from a rocky ground. Two birds are perched on a branch, two others are flying in the sky. In the foreground a bridge is reserved, and a Chinese figure in a boat sails underneath. In the background some buildings are visible. At the top a hole for suspension is pierced. The reverse is glazed.
Dimensions: length 28,8 cm / 11.33 in., width 28,2 cm / 11.10 in.
Condition: some restorations to curved part of rim, some minor glaze damage to suspension hole.
A blue and white plaque with the same decor was sold in 1995 at Sotheby’s Amsterdam (lot 59).
Sotheby’s Amsterdam, European ceramics, Dutch delftware and glass, 21st and 22nd march 1995 (sale 614), Amsterdam 1995
Price on request