OVAL DISH . 25 x 22 cm.
Decorated in the IMARI palet , illustrating in the center " La dame au parasol" , after Cornelius Pronk . The large rim- section in " vannerie-technic" : the rim has been pierced,with freehand cutting : the pierced basketwork studded with appliqué blue flowers.
Period : ca. 1735 - 1740 .
This dish is extremely rare, no other speciman ,with a Pronk-design on a pierced-work plate is known or recorded. Pronk orders were already very expensif to produce for the VOC, but on top of that , orders with " piercing work" must have been out of every reasonable cost , and it required incredible skill from the potter : the reason why it was very quickly abandoned .
100% perfect condition.