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• D1582. Pair of Blue and White Tobacco Jars with Brass Covers

Delft, circa 1800

Both marked B.P. in blue for De Vergulde Blompot (The Gilt Flowerpot) Factory, and incised IV on the footrim

Each painted on the front with a Turkish man wearing a plumed turban, a fringed coat and pantaloons, smoking a long-stemmed pipe and standing before sacks, a trunk, a jar and a large barrel inscribed ACM, on the left further boxes, two jars inscribed RAPPE or No.1, and coils of rope beneath a palm tree, in the distance a turreted fort and a large ship under full sail beneath a cloudy sky, all in a roundel within a garland and sprays of tobacco leaves and labeled below either PRINS REGENT or R:d:HOLLANDIA; each with a brass stepped-dome cover surmounted by a double-conical knop with a ball finial.

Height: 31.6 and 31.7 cm. (8 1/2 and 8 9/16 in.); overall 27.4 and 28 cm. (10 3/4 and 11 in.)



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