2 May 2006
An Amstel topographical slop-bowl
CIRCA 1785, BLUE AMSTEL MARK, INCISED L3 ABOVE O, THE PAINTING POSSIBLY BY CHRISTIAN ZEPP
Finely painted with a view of Maarssen on the Vecht, further with flower sprays, the underside inscribed 't dorp Maarsen
22.2 cm. diam.
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The painter Christian Zepp, who worked occasionally for the Loosdrecht factory and later for the Amstel factory, lived in Maarssen, near Utrecht. See den Blaauwen, 1988, p.301 for a signed example by Zepp.
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