17th century

1600 to 1699.

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  • Blue and White Delft Charger Chinoiserie Decoration Netherlands Circa 1690


    Made in the Netherlands in the late 17th century circa 1690, this extraordinary Delft charger is hand-painted in shades of cobalt blue. The fascinating decoration is styled after Chinese Kraak porcelains made for export to Europe beginning in the 16th century. In the center of the charger, we see four Chinese scholars seated in a garden and engaged in conversation. The central scene is encircled by a scrolling pattern that in Chinese tradition is known as a cloud pattern. The wide border is decorated with panels of Asian-style floral decorations, alternating with images of a seated scholar. The soft blue pigment gives the charger a subtle touch.

    Dimensions: 13.5″ diameter x 2″ depth

    Condition: Excellent with small edge frits invisibly restored

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