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A rare Aalmis Rotterdam Delftware blue and white dated bulbous money box
A rare Aalmis Rotterdam Delftware blue and white dated bulbous money box

1738

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A rare Aalmis Rotterdam Delftware blue and white dated bulbous money box 1738 (Spaarpot) consisting of three parts, the middle balustroid part decorated with roundels depicting; a Magito-harlequin, a lady holding a burning heart, a magito-harlequin playing a violin and another elegant lady, alternating stylized foliage and between bands with scrolling foliage, the upper campana-shaped section similarly decorated with cartouches and inscribed .hillegonda.De.Vries Anno. 1738 and with bell-shaped finial, on a domed foot with roundels depicting animals 29.5 cm. (11 5/8 in.) high

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Cf. J.D. van Dam, 'Delfts uit de provincie' in Vormen uit Vuur 1993 (3-4), p. 63 etc. with variously similarly decorated objects produced by the Schiedamschedijk manufactory, Rotterdam.

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