3 October 2006
A Dutch Delft blue and white plate from the 'Zodiac' month series
1700-1725, WITH DE WITTE STARRE MARK
Painted with a homely scene of a large party in conversation, further with a fireplace and a cellar with barrels, the upper part with a cloud caption enclosing Pisces emblematic of 'February'
26.4 cm. diam.
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See M. van Aken-Fehmers and L. Schledorn, Delfts aardewerk, geschiedenis van een nationaal product, Volume II, Zwolle, 2001, p. 250 for a discussion and ill. 2 for a similar plate.
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