The Netherlands, 1660-1700
The dish has a spreading, slightly raised flange and is painted in blue with a fruit decoration of three quinces and grapes, set in a double circle. The well is left unpainted. The border decor is made up of arch-shaped segments filled with stylized leaves, alternating with accolade-shaped segments filled with a scroll between stylized leaves. Three stilt marks, which are characteristic for majolica, are visible in the centre.
Dimensions: diameter 32,7 cm / 12.87 in.
Fruit decors in all their variations were a popular decorative motif in the seventeenth century and were painted mainly on tiles, majolica dishes and on faience plates from Delft and other places.