Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery

Dish

1725-1760 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Two concentric bands with cartouches with floral decorations and insects painted in blue only. Coat of arms surmounted by a crown and with a crest of a stag and motto in banderol "PENSEZ PUIS PARLE" in blue, yellow and brownish red. Brown rim. Concentric circles on the back.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Tin-glazed earthenware with painted decoration
Brief Description
Armorial dish with arms and motto, tin-glazed earthenware, probably made at the factory "De Grieksche A", Delft, 1725-60
Physical Description
Two concentric bands with cartouches with floral decorations and insects painted in blue only. Coat of arms surmounted by a crown and with a crest of a stag and motto in banderol "PENSEZ PUIS PARLE" in blue, yellow and brownish red. Brown rim. Concentric circles on the back.
Dimensions
  • Diameter: 39.5cm
Marks and Inscriptions
  • 'D' underlined, over '12 [sic]' (Painted in blue)
  • 'PENSEZ PUIS PARLE'
Gallery Label
Dish Probably made at the factory "De Grieksche A", Delft, Netherlands 1725-60 Mark: 'D', underlined, over '12' (?), painted in blue Inscription: 'PENSEZ PUIS PARLE' Tin-glazed earthenware with painted decoration Circ.73-1963 Mellor Bequest(16/07/2008)
Credit line
Mellor Bequest
Production
MvA in The Hague II, p. 28, fig. 10 (ill. plaque in Arnhem dated 1737 under the 'D') attributed the D-mark to De Grieksche A.
Bibliographic References
  • Lunsingh Scheurleer, D. F. Delft: Niederlandische FayenceMunich, 1984. p. 192, Fig.36.
  • Goosens, M.E.W. Blue Delftware 1680-1720. Amsterdam, 1981. cat. 19
  • Morley-Fletcher, H., R. McIlroy, Christie's pictorial history of European pottery. Oxford: Phaidon/ Christie's, 1984. p. 210-211, Fig.7.
  • A larger dish (D. 49 cm) from the same set was with Bastings Antiquairs, Molenstraat 58/60, 5341 GE,Oss, Netherlands: advertisement in Vormen uit Vuur, 226 (2014), 3, p. 44.
Collection
Accession Number
CIRC.73-1963

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record createdJuly 16, 2008
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