A pair of small, blue and white 'Scheveningen' dishes Kangxi
Lot 84
A pair of small, blue and white 'Scheveningen' dishes Kangxi
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A pair of small, blue and white 'Scheveningen' dishes
Kangxi
Each painted in the Japanese style with three figures and a bull beside various buildings in a harbour, all encircled by a breaking wave motif at the foliate rim.
22.2cm (8¾in) diam (2).

Footnotes

  • The view on this type of dish is thought to depict the Dutch coastal town of Scheveningen, possibly inspired by a Dutch Delft plate by the well-known pottery painter, Frederick van Frytom.

    This subject has also been referred to as 'Deshima Island', a mud flat beside Nagasaki Harbour, used as the Dutch East India Company's headquarters in Japan from 1641-1862.

    However, due to the stylistic similarity with the Delft prototype, and to the characteristically Dutch details in the scene, the latter attribution appears less likely.
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