11 May 2004
A BLUE AND WHITE 'ARBOUR' PLATE
After a design by Cornelis Pronk with two ladies seated under an arbour accompanied by four boys, one watching ducks in a stream in the foreground, the blue trellis-pattern border reserved with fruit, insect and floral cartouches, a few traces of gilt decoration remaining
9 in. (23 cm.) diam.
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The drawing of this design, executed in 1737, was the fourth and last certain design by Pronk for the Dutch East India Company. Pieces with this design were also executed in famille rose enamels.
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