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•D1610. Bottle Cooler with its Pair of Flasks

Delft, circa 1695

All but the covers marked LVE and either 3 2 on the cooler or 2 0 on the flasks in blue for Lambertus van Eenhoorn, the owner of De Metaale Pot (The Metal Pot) Factory from 1691 until 1721, or his widow Margarethe Teckmann until 1724

The cooler painted on the front with a fountain formed as cupid holding a cornucopia spouting water and striding on an urn above a circular pool, on either side groups of three figures conversing or strolling beneath trees before rustic buildings on hills, and on the reverse with a fountain formed as a putto with water spouting from his raised right hand and standing above a spouting dolphin between two seated and bearded figures of a river god supporting an overturned urn pouring water, and Neptune holding a trident, on either side pairs of figures conversing beneath trees before distant buildings on hills, the scenes between areas of baroque floral scrollwork on either side interrupted at the top with a bearded satyr’s-head handle further interrupting the blue-ground flowering-vine border around the convex-molded rim, the slightly flaring footrim with a lappet border, and the interior bisected by a vertical dividing wall; each teardrop-shaped flask with a slightly convex front painted with a fountain scene similar to that on the front of the cooler, the flattened back with a fountain formed by a spouting putto standing on a tall rock above two putti frolicking with Cupid between tall trees, the sides and neck with similar baroque scrollwork, and the flaring oval foot with a lappet border repeated around the sides of the circular covers above a dashed band around the rim, their tops each painted with a winged head of Cupid amidst clouds, and the interior threaded to screw onto the flask rims.

Cooler height: 19.2 cm. (7 9/16 in.); width: 30.7 cm. (12 1/16 in.)
Flask height: 30.8 cm. (12⅛ in.)

Provenance: The Jules Desurmont Collection (date unknown), with the collector’s labels numbered 121 / 1924

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