The Greek A pottery
Mark: APK, period of Pieter Kocx (1701-1703) or his widow Johanna van der Heul (1703-1722)
The Plate is painted with a floral decor in blue and red, the so-called cashmere palette. A star-shaped floral ornament is in the centre, surrounded by flowers and floral sprigs. A band of flowers and floral sprigs is applied around it. The border is painted with flowers, leaves, floral sprigs and C-scrolls. The back of the plate is decorated with eight groups of four dots. The plate has no foot-rim. Such plates are called pannekoekjes in Dutch, which means pancakes.
Dimensions: diameter 21,6 cm / 8.26 in.
Provenance: Guest & Gray, London
Three plates with an ornamental cashmere decor from The Rose pottery are in the Lavino collection (p. 26). Two plates from the same pottery with a similar ornamental decor are illustrated in Van Dam and Ressing-Wolfert (p. 59, nr. 44).
The cashmere decor was developed in Delft around 1700 and enjoyed great popularity for a short period, till about 1720. The colour palette is blue, green and red, sometimes with additional colours black, purple or yellow. The decorations are mainly flower vases and floral motifs derived from Chinese porcelain. These were often combined with ornaments developed in France, such as lambrequins and point work (palmette-shaped panels or cartouches). The cashmere decor was applied to multiple Delftware items such as garnitures, ewers, vases, dishes, tea pots and canisters, often in a ribbed version.
J.D. van Dam, J.H.M. Ressing-Wolfert, The splendour of Dutch Delftware. Jacob Stodel, Amsterdam/London 1993
C. Lahaussois (ed.), Delfts aardewerk, Amsterdam 2008
M. Lavino, The Lavino collection, Antwerp n.d.
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