Plate (pannekoek)

Dutch (Delft)
about 1720-1735
Made by De Drie Vergulde Astonnekens (Three Golden Ash cans) Factory (active around 1655-1803), Marked by Ary van Rijsselberg (Dutch, active around 1703–1735)


Diameter: 22 cm (8 11/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Tin-glazed earthenware, overglaze iron-red and green enamels, gilding.

Not On View





Plate with low fired green, yellow, red, brown, black, and gold polychrome decoration featuring a red, green, and yellow-feathered Chinese pheasant with a black head perched on the trunk of a flowering tree. Undulating ground at bottom center. This plate is directly inspired by Chinese ‘famille verte’ models, known as “à l’oiseau branche.”


Seven labels on underside of plate:

"Collection Vecht / Amsterdam"
"Collection Voute / Nr. 28"
"Collection Paul Blancan / No. 154"
"Collection G. Ephis / DELFT 039"


Conjoined "AR" in overglaze iron-red on underside


Paul Blancan, Paris; November 20-22, 1924, Paul Blancan sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, lot 54; Mari Paul Voûte, Jr. (b. 1882 – d. 1955), Baarn, The Netherlands. A. Vecht (dealer; b. 1886 – d. 1965), Amsterdam and Assy. 1995, sold by Polak Works of Art, Amsterdam, to the G. Ephis collection (private collector), France; 2012, sold by the G. Ephis collection to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 24, 2012)

Credit Line

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