Property from a Private Connecticut Collection
TWO DUTCH DELFT BLUE AND WHITE PLAQUES, EARLY 18TH CENTURY
comprising a cartouche-shaped plaque painted with a biblical subject and an octagonal plaque painted with an amorous couple seated beneath a sculpture of Venus and Cupid, the octagonal plaque with star mark for De Witte Starre (The White Star) factory.
height of cartouche-shaped plaque 14 in.; height of octagonal plaque 12 ¼ in.
35.6 cm; 31.1 cm
The octagonal plaque, a section affecting area from the corner at 5 o'clock to corner at 8 o'clock, broken into three pieces and re-stuck, some slight areas of over-paint to front surface.
The cartouche shaped plaque with a restored crack from 5 o'clock to 9 o'clock, probably re-stuck, perhaps originally a firing crack which extended, some areas of fill. A short firing crack to rim at 10 o'clock.
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The octagonal plaque: Guest & Gray, London bearing label