D1838. Polychrome Puzzle Jug
Delft, circa 1750
The spherical body painted in blue with a hunting scene of a figure holding a spear and five dogs chasing a bull between trees, in the distance a church tower, windmills and other buildings within a cartouche formed by yellow, manganese and iron-red flowers, green leaves and yellow scrollwork on either side extending toward a blue landscape scene within a yellow cartouche beneath the floral-decorated tubular loop handle, its upper end affixed to a channel at the rim, its flowering vine border interrupted by three trumpet-shaped nozzles with crimped edges, the cylindrical neck below with an iron-red ground pierced between an elaborate design of green foliage and one yellow shell flanked by two yellow flower heads.
Height: 22.1 cm. (8.7 in.)
Provenance: The Collection of Baron Karl van Caloen, Loppem