Property from a Private Connecticut Collection
A DUTCH DELFT BLUE AND WHITE LARGE CHARGER, CIRCA 1680-1700
probably a stand for a ewer, painted in Chinese 'Transitional' style with a central boss painted with figures dining at a table within foliate scrollwork reserves, the rim painted with Chinese generals or soldiers at a table with three further figures within an oriental landscape.
diameter 18⅛ in.
The rim at 4 o'clock with a D-shaped section restored and associated hairline crack which extends into dish above raised boss. A D-shaped section of rim restored at 8 o'clock. Areas of over-painting at these points, as visible in the catalogue illustration. The front and back with a clear spray.
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A close example of this dish form also painted with Chinese generals is in the Museé Sandelin, Saint-Omer, illustrated in Jan Boyazoglu and Louis de Neuville, Les Faïence de Delft, 1980, p. 44, no. 39