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Blue and White Jar and Cover

Every month we present you a special object from the Aronson Antiquairs’ collection. This month, we would like to highlight this blue and white jar from circa 1700.

The present jar can be attributed to De Drie Postelyene Astonne (The Three Porcelain Ash- Barrels) factory under the ownership of Gerrit Pietersz. Kam based on its shape and decoration. The pattern of birds amidst a profusion of flowering branches on the present jar has similarities with a pattern that was often used by De Drie Posteleyne Astonne (The Three Porcelain Ash-Barrels) factory under the ownership of Gerrit Pietersz. Kam from 1673 to 1700. Jars, vases, ewers and chargers were decorated with this elaborate floral pattern. A rather similarly modeled covered jar with this pattern is in the collection of the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam (inv. no. BK-1968-142). Another one, lacking its cover, is also in the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam (inv. no. BK- 1962-61). A third example, although of larger size, is also in the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam (inv. no. BK- 1969-31).

This jar is attributed to Gerrit Pietersz. Kam, the owner of De Drie Posteleyne Astonne (The Three Porcelain Ash- Barrels) factory from 1679 to 1700. As mentioned in our December article, this is an example of a popular design in the Baltic region.

Read more about the decoration and Baltic seaborne trade, in our in-depth-article from December 2023.

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Blue and White Jar and Cover
Delft, circa 1700

Attributed to Gerrit Pietersz. Kam, the owner of De Drie Posteleyne Astonne (The Three Porcelain Ash- Barrels) factory from 1679 to 1700

The ovoid body painted all over with birds perched on branches, birds in flight and flitting insects within a profusion of flowering branches, large blossoms and floral sprigs above a band of ruyi-heads alternated by stiff leaves, the shoulder with a band of demi-ruyi-heads below a diaperwork band reserved with four medaillons with daoist symbols, the cover with a band of ruyi-heads alternated by stiff leaves and the top with a blossomwithin a profusion of floral sprigs.

Height: 22 cm. (8.7 in.)

€8.500 ($8,500)

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