• Twenty rooms: The private coll auction at Christies

    Sale 2857

    Twenty rooms: The private collection of the late Mrs Elias-Vaes

    27 - 29 April 2010, Amsterdam

  • Lot 526

    Two Rhenish stoneware pilgrim flasks


    Price Realised  


    Two Rhenish stoneware pilgrim flasks
    17th Century
    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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    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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