Delft, circa 1680
The lobed dish is composed of eight wide lobes and is painted in the centre in blue with a chinoiserie landscape of a bird on a rock with flowers. The lobes are alternately decorated with a stylized fruit with leaves, and an oriental leaf-shaped fan on a ground of scrolls. The rim is fully blue.
Dimensions: diameter 24,7 cm / 9.72 in.
Explanatory noteThis decoration is derived from Chinese kraakporcelain from the first half of the seventeenth century.
It is painted in many variations on Dutch Delftware dishes, but is rare on lobed dishes.