The oval blue and white plaque has a molded rim with four raised, oval cartouches. At the top a shell-shaped suspension loophole is molded. The plaque is painted with a chinoiserie water landscape. A bridge connects both banks which are built with houses and pavilions. A chinaman stands on the bridge and birds are flying in the sky. The rim is painted with flowers and leaves on a blue ground, the four cartouches are filled with floral twigs.
Dimensions: length 20.5 cm / 8.1 in., width 19 cm / 7.5 in.
A similar plaque with a Dutch landscape is in the collection of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, France (Lahaussois, p. 119, nr. 144). A plaque with a Dutch winter scene is dated 1756 (Blazy, p. 44, nr. 38). And a 1702-dated plaque with Flora surrounded by flowers and foliage was auctioned at Christie’s Amsterdam in 2003 (lot 328). Vertically hanging examples are also known.
R.D. Aronson, S.M.R. Lambooy, Dutch Delftware. Plaques: a blueprint of Delft, Amsterdam 2008/2009
G. Blazy, Les plaques en faience de Delft, Saint-Omer 1989
Christie’s Amsterdam, European ceramics, Dutch delftware and glass, 6 May 2003 (sale 2582), Amsterdam 2003
C. Lahaussois, Faiences de Delft. La collection de Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris 1994
Price on request