Decorated with a rim-to-rim floral scene with a male and a female peacock courting amongst a profusion of flowers and trailing stems. Decorated in blue on a pale blue glaze. Restoration to a glaze chip. Probably Dutch, first quarter of the 18th century.
Diameter: 34.00 cm./13.25 in.
Sold February, 1998 ticket price £ 2,400 the pair
It is extremely rare to find an early pair of Dutch delftware dishes. It is also rare to find pieces decorated with exotic birds such as peacocks. Appropriately, these dishes are decorated in a beautiful rich peacock-blue.
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