30 May 2001
A Dutch Delft small blue and white armorial chamberpot
Late 17th century, marked AK for Adriaen Kocks at De Grieksche A
The slightly bulging light blue ground body decorated with the elaborate crowned Austrian coat of arms of von Zinzendorf (the present coat of arms dating from 1637) within mantling, further with Orientals within gardens, the neck with scrolls, the loop handle with flowers (the neck restored)
circa 14.5cm high
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Cf. J. Siebmacher, Die Wappen des Adels im Niederösterreich, Teil 2, S-Z, in (J. Siebmacher's grosses Wappenbuch band 26), (Neustadt an der Aisch 1983), Tafel 314 for the Zinzendorf coat of arms.
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