Platter with resurrection scene
Posted by Jaap Otte on April 5, 2011, 3:13 pm
Still one of the favorite pieces in my collection: a blue and white platter depicting the resurrection. Besides the dramatic scene, also an unusual transfer print, I believe. The sizes are 26cm x 34 cm, or 10.25” x 13.5”. Based on the border and the type of engraving, I always thought the platter dates from the very early 19th C. According to a friend, who is a dealer in old master prints, the source print would have been a 16th C. print. I wouldn’t be surprised if the transfer print was directly taken from the 16th C. copper plate, which the pottery where this was made might have bought at some occasion. But it is also possible that a new copper plate was made for this purpose. Needles to say, the platter is unmarked. The potting is very good, quite thin, and with a nice and even glaze. The glaze is almost colorless. It is in unused condition, as I imagine this was always a presentation piece. I bought the piece in Holland and it might have been made for export to the continent. Because of the image it has even crossed my mind that it was actually made by a pottery on the continent, even in Holland itself. There is still very little known about “English” pottery made in Delft, e.g., but it is clear that some of the Delftware makers there also made creamware and pearlware in the 18th C. |
I am curious to know if someone can tell me anything more about this piece, any thoughts about who made it or where it could have been made, dating, any known comparable pieces, etc.
To see photos of the front and back, follow this link to Flickr: