The lobed dish is composed of twenty-seven double lobes and is painted in polychrome with a central motif of a horseman. The border is decorated with a continuous frieze of simplified flowers and tulips. The horseman is standing on a green ground between two trees. This type of decoration harks back to maiolica plates and tiles from the first half of the seventeenth century.
Dimensions: diameter 33,8 cm / 13 in.
Condition: chips to rim, a hairline crack in the border at one o’clock.
The colour scheme of blue, yellow and green is frequently found on lobed dishes from the sixteen-nineties, especially with simplified images of King William III and his wife Queen Mary Stuart. After the Glorious Revolution in 1688 they acceded to the English throne in 1689. Most of the lobed dishes with this decoration must have been made around 1690. In addition, flowers and birds, animals, heraldic arms and landscapes were also painted on lobed dishes with this colour scheme.
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