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A Dutch Delft blue and white V.O.C. tobacco jar and copper cover

Christie's charges a Buyer's premium calculated at 23.205% of the hammer price for each lot with a value up to €110,000. If the hammer price of a lot exceeds €110,000 then the premium for the lot is calculated at 23.205% of the first €110,000 plus 11.9% of any amount in excess of €110,000. Buyer's Premium is calculated on this basis for each lot individually.
A Dutch Delft blue and white V.O.C. tobacco jar and copper cover

1750-1775, MARKED BP FOR DE VERGULDE BLOMPOT

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A Dutch Delft blue and white V.O.C. tobacco jar and copper cover 1750-1775, marked BP for De Vergulde Blompot The balustroid body decorated with a calumet-smoking Indian under a large tobacco plant, flanked by a large covered vase inscribed No2, a large barrel and bales of tobacco on the left inscribed V.O.C., two large galleons to the background, the stepped domed cover with an urn-shaped finial 39cm. high
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Christie's charges a Buyer's premium calculated at 23.205% of the hammer price for each lot with a value up to €110,000. If the hammer price of a lot exceeds €110,000 then the premium for the lot is calculated at 23.205% of the first €110,000 plus 11.9% of any amount in excess of €110,000. Buyer's Premium is calculated on this basis for each lot individually.

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During the second half of the 18th century various tobacco jars were ordered by the V.O.C. The jars were often painted with the name of the variety of tobacco, with the coat-of-arms of the town or with scenes related to the tobacco production and trade.

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