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EUROPEAN CERAMICS, DUTCH DELFTWARE AND GLASS
2 November 2005
A Dutch Delft blue and white albarello
CIRCA 1765, HENDRICK VAN HOORN MARK, DE DRIE VERGULDE ASTONNE
Decorated with two winged cherubs, one holding a salve-spatula with a snake (aesculapius) and the other holding a retort, inscribed MARTIATUM under U (small loss to footrim)
18 cm. high
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U MARTIATUM for an ointment used to relief sciatic pains.
For similar examples see: A. Lothian, 'Dutch drug jars and their marks', in The alchemist, part 16, August 1952, p. 216 whereby the author designates the cherubs as Panacea and Hygiea, the daughters of Aesculap; D.A. Wittop Koning, Delftse apothekerspotten, Deventer, 1954, p. 94, ill. 54; and D.A. Wittop Koning, Apothekerspotten uit de Nederlanden, Haarlem, 1991, p. 55, ill. 79.
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