Delft, circa 1670
Dish with a wide-spreading flange, the surface painted entirely with a blue and white chinoiserie decoration of two men in a garden-like landscape. Both men carry a dish, and on the dish of the standing man lies round fruit. The rim is executed in blue. The decoration is inspired by Chinese porcelain from the period of the last Ming emperor Chongzhen (1628-1644).
Dimensions: diameter 34,5 cm / 13.38 in.
Condition: rim chips.
Oriental landscapes with Chinese figures were frequently painted on Delftware in the second half of the seventeenth century. This type of decoration is mainly executed on dishes, lobed dishes, ewers, vases and pots and to a lesser extent on small plates and bowls. Some of this Delftware is still wrongly attributed to a factory in the German town of Frankfurt.
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