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18th c. Dutch Delft blue and white Calendar Plate - 'Jannewary'


Code: FL


Di: 23cm (9.1")

A rare and finely painted 18th century blue and white Dutch Delft calendar plate for the month of Jannewary (January).  The plate features various winter pursuits including a sleigh, some skaters and a gentleman in a tent being offered a drink.  The underside of the plate features the mark for the De Porceleyne Bijl (The Porcelain Axe) factory. Circa 1764-88.

Condition: the plate has a hairline crack as shown.

A similar example, the gift of Mrs Cornelius Vanderbilt in 1927, can be found as part of a set in the Metropolitan Museum, New York.