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• D1627. Pair of Polychrome Melon Tureens

Delft, circa 1760

The melons and stands each marked VH 3, one tureen and cover numbered 1 on the interior, the other tureen numbered 2 and the cover 14 on the interior, all in blue.

Each lobed oval tureen and cover striped in yellow and two shades of green, and the covers surmounted by a manganese looped-stem handle issuing three short stems of yellow-edged and blue-veined green leaves and two stems of yellowcentered iron-red and blue blossoms, the stands formed as similar green serrated leaves edged in yellow, veined in blue, affixed at one end with a green looped-stem handle and raised on three short peg feet.

Dimensions:
Lengths of tureens: 11.7 and 12.1 cm. (4⅝ and 4¾ in.); Stands: 17.4 and 17.7 cm. (6⅞ and 7 in.)

Provenance:
Earle D. Vandekar of Knightsbridge, New York, 1989;
The collection of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Mellon Scaife, “Wit’s End”, Pebble Beach, California

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