EIGHT DUTCH DELFT BLUE AND WHITE TITLED MONTH PLATES, LATE 18TH/EARLY 19TH CENTURY
painted with groups of figures at various pursuits for months January, March, May, June, July, August, November and December, axe marks in blue for De Porceleyne Bijl (The Porcelain Axe) factory
diameter 9 ⅞ in.
Typical glaze nibble chips to extremities. January, with a triangular shaped section of rim, located at 3 o clock re-stuck with an associated hairline crack and secured by three rivets, some areas of overpainting. June, with a flat chip at 7 o'clock. July, with a few glaze flakes to rim at underside. August, a triangular section re-stuck, from 11 to 2 o'clock.
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