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A set of two small Dutch Delft polychrome albarelli
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A set of two small Dutch Delft polychrome albarelli

FIRST HALF 18TH CENTURY, DE DRYE KLOKKEN MARK

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A set of two small Dutch Delft polychrome albarelli
FIRST HALF 18TH CENTURY, DE DRYE KLOKKEN MARK
One inscribed E RHEI AQUOS, the other MASS: PIL: RUFF:
12.5 and 12 cm. high (2)
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E RHEI AQUOS probably used for an electuary or an essence of medicated water obtained by the distillation of Rhubarb.
MASS: PIL: RUFF: probably for a special pill mass of which anti-pestilential pills were rolled. These were named after the anatomist and physician Rufus of Ephesus, who lived in the first century A.D.
See D.A. Wittop Koning, Apothekerspotten uit de Nederlanden,
Haarlem, 1991, p. 70, ill. 112 for similar examples.
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