Based upon a European metal form, of tall foliated rectangular form, elegantly finished at the top and bottom; with flat unglazed back; and two original mounting holes. Finely decorated overall with a boy amidst leaves, flowers, and tendrils- all painted in the difficult reverse style of white on blue.
Likely intended for the Dutch Market as a back plate for a sconce or door. Of impressive size. This is an extremely rare form, and we are aware of no other examples.
Kangxi period, ca: 1700
Height: 12 ½ inches (31.8 cms)
Width: 4 ½ inches (11.4 cm)
Ex: Private American Collection (acquired in England)