27 - 29 April 2010,
Price realised EUR 4,000
Estimate EUR 800 - EUR 1,200
Two Rhenish stoneware pilgrim flasks
Both with flattened oviform bodies and four lug handles, one inscribed to one side LEONARD HOUWEN below a coat-of-arms, covered in a brown glaze, 30 cm. high; the other moulded to both sides with concentric bands, covered in a green glaze, 25.5 cm. high, some damage, chips and frits (2)
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Julia de Jong
A pilgrim's flask similar to the green-glazed flask in this lot, is illustrated in Walter Dexel, Das Hausgerät Mitteleuropas, Berlin, 1973, p. 350, ill. 790.
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