A pair of small Van Frytom quatrelobed dishes, Japanese, late 17th/early 18th Century.

The dishes are painted in underglaze blue with a Dutch scene.

A horseman and two travellers on foot are shown crossing a bridge over a waterway, with a small cottage set amongst bushy trees in the distance; all beneath delicately outlined fair weather clouds.

The rim has a wide blue border; the base with a spurious Ming mark, 12.7 in diameter.

The dishes, with other Van Frytom pieces in the Burghley Collection, were copied by potters at the Arita kilns from delftware painted in the style of Frederick van Frytom, the master of 17th Century Dutch delftware painting.


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