D1808. Blue and White Large Ovoid Jug
Delft, circa 1640
Attributed to De Porceleyne Schotel (The Porcelain Dish) factory
Painted on the front with two stylized baskets of flowers, on the reverse with two flowering branches beneath the handle terminal, and on either side with a bird in flight above, another bird perched on a rock amidst flowering plants, open side also with two flitting insects, all against a lightly cross-hatched ground below a border of demi-chrysanthemum blossoms, leaves and scrolls and a trelliswork band around the shoulder repeated around the knop on the neck and on the loop handle, the circumference of the neck with a scale work ground, and the lower body and ankle encircled with various bands and scalloped lines above the circular foot.
Height: 29.4 cm. (11.6 in.)