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Dish 'Ondergaande Zon'

Dutch (Delft)
about 1900
Koninklijke Porceleyne Fles (Royal Delft) (Dutch, active 1653–-present), Designed by Leon Senf (Dutch, 1860–1940), Decorated by Gijsbertus van Heijenoort (Dutch, born 1875, working 1891-1940)


Diameter: 33 cm (13 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Tin-glazed earthenware

Not On View



Dish entitled “Setting Sun.” A bird of paradise with outstretched wings at upper right descends to a willow tree with partial setting sun in lower left. Foot ring has been drilled for hanging.


Painted factory mark [Jug / F / Delft], painter's monogram VH, date code U or V [1899 or 1900], and no. 1285.


October 26, 1989, anonymous ("various properties") sale, Christie's, Amsterdam, lot 194, to Justin Schiller and Dennis David, Kingston, NY; February 5, 2008, Schiller-David sale, Sotheby's, Amsterdam, lot 64, unsold; December 10, 2009, Schiller-David sale, Heritage Auctions, Dallas, lot 74244, unsold; 2018, year-end gift of Justin Schiller and Dennis David to the MFA. (Accession Date: February 20, 2019)

Credit Line

Gift of Justin G. Schiller and Dennis M. V. David in honor of Clifford S. Ackley