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D1618. ‘Petit Feu’ Polychrome and Gilded Puzzle Jug

Delft, circa 1730

Painted around the pear-shaped body with three winged insects and a snail between three clusters of iron-red, manganese, green and gold flowers above a blue border embellished with gilt leaves and a scalloped band above the footrim, the cylindrical neck pierced with three hexagonal panels of trelliswork heightened in iron-red and gold beneath the blue-ground tubular rim decorated with four gilt scroll devices between the three spherical nozzles and the tubular loop handle, its outer edge with three beribboned leaves.

Height: 19.6 cm. (7 11/16 in.)

Provenance: The collection of Daniël George van Beuningen (1877-1955); and hence by family descent to 2015

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