3 October 2006
A Dutch Delft polychrome 'trompe l'oeil' canary cage plaque
Painted with a recessed canary in his trellised cage, surrounded by a shell-surmounted domed canopy with blue drapery drawn by tassels, further with a rocaille cartouche with a gallant couple to the lower section (restored)
33.9 cm. high., 41.6 cm. wide
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See C. Lahaussois, Faïences de Delft, Paris, 1994, cat.no. 153 p.123, ill.p. 151 for a similar example with gallant couple, the canopy surmounted by three urn-vases.
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