Marked by Pieter Adriaensz Kocks, Proprietor, Greek A factory (active 1701–1703)
Height: 22 cm (8 11/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Art of the Netherlands in the 17th Century Gallery (Gallery 242)
Plate with both high and low-fired polychrome blue, red, green, and yellow decoration depicting a mix of Japanese Imari style and Chinese motifs, such as the peony branches behind the clouds and to the right of a tall woman holding large flowers behind a three-sided enclosure in a garden with a dansing child and a winged phoenix (symbol of the Empress of China).
Paper label: "Collection G. Ephis / DELFT 047"
Conjoined "PAK" in overglaze iron-red on underside, a mark used after his death and until 1722 by his widow, Johanna van der Heul.
1994, sold by J. M. Béalu et fils (dealer), Paris, to the G. Ephis collection (private collector), France; 2012, sold by the G. Ephis collection to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 24, 2012).
The G. Ephis Collection—Museum purchase with funds donated anonymously, Charles Bain Hoyt Fund, John H. and Ernestine A. Payne Fund, Mary S. and Edward J. Holmes Fund, William Francis Warden Fund, Tamara Petrosian Davis Sculpture Fund, John Lowell Gardner Fund, Seth K. Sweetser Fund, H. E. Bolles Fund, and funds by exchange from the Kiyi and Edward M. Pflueger Collection-Bequest of Edward M. Pflueger and Gift of Kiyi Powers Pflueger