This antique Dutch Delft polychrome faience scalloped edge dish has been beautifully decorated in the style of Pieter Adriaensz Kocks of the De Grieksche A manufactory. The tin-glazed earthenware dish is painted with enamels and gilding, and features the image of a large turreted building with a gabled roof located beside a body of water. The decoration includes a pair of birds on the surface of the water which have been rendered in shades of gray, as have the trunk and branches of a gnarled tree and the building itself. The lake and foliage are painted in shades of blue and green.
The shoulder of the dish is finished in turquoise which is banded with scrolling gilt decoration. The turquoise band bears a stippled pattern along with green and yellow foliate accents and magenta flowers. There are also four large pendant style decorative elements featuring magenta and pink flowers and gilt foliate scrolls.
The dish is in very good condition with no cracks or repairs. As an antique item, the piece shows signs of age consisting of chips to the rim and wear to the gilded decoration. The foot rim also shows signs of wear. There are production related anomalies present consisting of minor areas of discoloration to the glaze on the underside of the piece as well as glaze pops, all of which are mentioned for accuracy. The dish measures 7.75" by 5.5" and stands 1.5" tall to the highest point of the rim. The foot bears a conjoined PAK monogram executed in iron red.
This hand painted tin glazed Delft polychrome dish displays beautifully and would be a great addition to a collection of antique Delftware, or works equally well as a stand alone object. A lovely antique find!
Antique Dutch Delft Polychrome Faience Dish Pieter Adriaensz Kocks De Grieksche A