Northern Netherlands, 1650-1680
The blue and white lobed dish is composed of sixteen small lobes and is painted in the centre with a still life of three quinces and grapes on a table. The depiction is framed within a double circle. The lobes are decorated with stylized floral motifs. The rim is blue.
Dimensions: diameter 22,9 cm / 9.01 in.
The German Posten collection contains some lobed dishes with fruit decors that are wrongly seen as a Hanau product (Hebben & Peters, pp. 70, 79). A small example (12 cm/4.72 in.) is depicted in Gawronski (p. 256, afb. 853). A lobed dish in blue and yellow is in the collection of the Boijmans Van Beuningen museum (Ostkamp, p. 36, afb. 104).
The decoration on the lobes is derived from Chinese kraakporcelain from the first half of the seventeenth century. In the seventeenth century decors with all kinds of fruit are mainly painted on tiles, majolica dishes and faience plates from Delft and other Dutch production places. They are barely painted on lobed dishes.
J. Gawronski (ed.), Amsterdam ceramics. A city’s history and an archaeological ceramics catalogue 1175-2011, Amsterdam 2012