Pair of "European Subject" Plates (Deshima Island)
Chinese Export Porcelain
PAIR OF 'EUROPEAN SUBJECT' PLATES (DESHIMA ISLAND)
China, Kangxi, c1680-90
Painted in the Japanese style copying a Dutch Delft original* in the manner of Frederik van Frytom,the pattern traditionally known as Deshima Island, with three figures and a bull in the foreground and buildings around a harbor in the background, within a shaped wave-decorated rim; prunus branches and single circles verso, in the Japanese manner
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