Delft or Western-Netherlands, 1700-1750
Blue and white dish with a wide-spreading flange, painted in the centre with a bird on a double ring with leafy garlands. The decor on the flange is made up of a small band of scrolls and stylized leaves, framed within lines. The well halfway to the rim is left unpainted. Three stilt marks, which are characteristic for majolica, are visible in the centre.
Dimensions: diameter 31,5 cm / 12.40 in.
The decor of a parrot on a ring is a well-known motif on plates and dishes of Dutch Delftware from the first half of the eighteenth century, and is usually polychrome. This is the only known example of this decor painted on a majolica dish.