17 October 2002
This lot is offered without a reserve
A DUTCH DELFT BLUE AND WHITE THIRTEEN-FINGER TULIPIERE
Late 18th century, blue JH monogram mark
Of flattened oval form with seahorse side handles, the arched top with five knopped fingers centering two rows of four shorter fingers of similar shape, the front and back painted with flowering branches issuing from rockwork, the waisted rectangular foot reserved and painted with foliate scrolls and stylized flowerheads
11½in. (29.2cm.) high
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See Ferrand W. Hudig, Delfter Fayence, Berlin, 1929, p. 181., Abb. 173 and p. 206 for an example of the same form in the collection of the Rijksmuseum similarly marked but with dragon handles and painted overall with flowers.
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