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Plates of the Twelve Months

Made by De Porceleyne Byl (The Porcelain Ax), Delft, 1657 - 1803. Under Justus Brouwer, active at De Porceleyne Byl (The Porcelain Ax) 1739 - 1775.

Made in Delft, Netherlands, Europe

c. 1770

Tin-glazed earthenware with blue decoration

Diameter: 8 7/8 inches (22.5 cm)

Curatorial Department:
European Decorative Arts and Sculpture

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:

Credit Line:
Bequest of Emmeline Reed Bedell for the Bradbury Bedell Memorial Collection, 1921

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This plate belongs to a series of twelve that shows the passing of the seasons; each plate represents a month of the year. Such pieces, which are without foot rims on the bottom, are called pannekoeken bordjes, or pancake plates.