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D1519. Persian Blue Spiced Wine Bowl and Cover
Delft, circa 1700
Marked – D – PAW 11 on the bowl and 11 on the cover in white for De Paauw (The Peacock) Factory
The bulbous circular body painted on the front with two birds perched on flowering plants flanking a third bird on the ground, all surrounded by flitting insects, and on the reverse with a bird flying above another perched on bamboo near a large flowering plant beneath further flitting insects, all between loop handles at the sides decorated with sinuous flowering vines, the interior affixed on one side with a semicircular strainer pierced with fourteen small holes, and the low domed cover painted with two birds and four insects in flight amidst flowering plants encircling the mushroom-shaped knop painted on its top with a large blossom.
Diameters: 26.3 cm. (10 3/8 in.)