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    Sale 2775

    European Furniture, Clocks, Sculpture and Works of Art

    19 - 20 December 2007, Amsterdam

  • Lot 20

    An early Dutch Delft blue and white chinoiserie jug

    1630-1650

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    An early Dutch Delft blue and white chinoiserie jug
    1630-1650
    The ovoid body with birds perched on rocks, further with insects, amidst stylised foliage, the shoulder with dotted triangular motifs, the waisted neck with scale motifs, with pointed spout, strap handle, the waisted base with hatched motifs (glaze surface chip to the shoulder, large restuck fragment to the body, chipped to foot and spout)
    26 cm. high


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    This example belongs to a group of wine jugs, of which several other examples are known. These jugs constituted an addition to the assortment of Chinese 'Kraakporselein' which consisted for most part of plates and bowls. They appear in the work of the Haarlem still life painter Pieter Claesz around 1630 and in Jan Steen around 1660.
    A related example in J.D. van Dam, 'Vroege faience uit Delft', in Mededelingenblad Nederlandse Vereniging van Vrienden van de Ceramiek, nr. 135, 1989/3, p. 11 ill. 11 and in F. Scholten, Dutch Majolica & Delftware from the Edwin van Drecht Collection, Amsterdam, 1993, p. 110 nr. 96 and comparable jugs to be found in the Princessehof, Leeuwarden, the Museum at Bruges, the Museum für Kunsthandwerk, Frankfurt, the Hartland Collection, U.S.A.

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