The Antique Dutch Blue & White Delft tinglazed faience dish of shaped vorm, decorated in shades of blue with a crane, amidst flowering peonies and insects,surrounded with peacock feathers and flowers. The rims of the dish with a scallopped patern with flowers and peacock feathers. Inspired after the Chinese blue and white porcelain. In the far east a crane was a symbol of long life. Signed on the back in underglaze blue with an axe for:
DE PORCELEYNE BEYL
Delft Ceramics at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, page 76.
DELFT – HOLLAND,
Diam.: 25,5 cm. (10 inches.)