• Lot 195

    A blue and white armorial monteith

    CIRCA 1735-1740

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    A blue and white armorial monteith
    Circa 1735-1740
    The bombé oval body with an outcurved and scalloped upper body and on a spreading foot, decorated to the sides with a coat-of arms in iron-red, blue, green, black, silver and gold including a shield divided in four parts supported by a gold lion to the left and a gold griffin to the right, surmounted by a black rising swan on scrolling leaves, between flower-sprays and a floral and geometrical border, the rim and interior with further flower sprays, the foot with four pierced holes, the body with aperture for tap, damages and repair
    51.9 cm. wide

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    The arms are those of the Dutch family De Jonge, who ordered a large dinner service with their coat-of-arms. Several exceptional pieces in this service are known, such as cruets on a stand, candlesticks, oblong salt cellars and monteiths. The striking monteiths, or wine-coolers, were filled with ice-cold water to cool wine-glasses and decanters, which were put in the indentations along the upper edge. For a discussion of porcelain with these coat-of-arms see Dr. J. Kroes, Chinese Armorial Porcelain for the Dutch market, Zwolle, 2007, pp. 198-199.

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    The Property of J.E. de Visser, Hoorn.