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    Sale 2761

    Asian Art

    20 - 21 November 2007, Amsterdam

  • Lot 219

    A set of six blue and white 'Scheveningen' plates


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    A set of six blue and white 'Scheveningen' plates
    Painted in the Japanese style copying a Dutch Delft original in the manner of Frederik van Frytom, the pattern traditionally also known as 'Deshima Island', depicting three figures and a bull in the foreground of various buildings around a harbour, all within a washed-blue wave-pattern border on the flat everted rim, rim crack and small chip
    19.8 cm. diam. (6)

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    The view of this well-known pattern is thought to depict the Dutch
    coastal town Scheveningen, possibly inspired by a Dutch Delft plate by the well-known pottery painter Frederick van Frytom (1652-1702). A
    Japanese Arita dish painted with a similar landscape included in the
    'Exhibition Interaction in Ceramics, Oriental Porcelain and Delftware', Hong Kong, 1984, Catalogue, no. 65, is known in the Netherlands as a 'View of Scheveningen' and is also illustrated by Howard & Ayers,
    China for the West, fig. 32a. This scene has also been referred to as Deshima Island, near Nagasaki, which was the V.O.C.'s headquarters
    in Japan from 1641-1862, but considering the stylistic similarities
    with the Delft prototypes and the characteristically Dutch details of
    this scene, seems unlikely.

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