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• D1716. Polychrome Double-Sphere Money Bank

Delft, circa 1685

Attributed to Jannetge Claesdr. van Straten, widow of Jacob Wemmersz. Hoppesteyn and the owner of Het Moriaenshooft (The Moor’s Head) factory from 1671 until 1686

Painted in blue, olive green, yellow and red on the upper sphere with a fluttering insect above birds perched on flowering branches with leaves and large chrysanthemums growing from pierced rock work, pierced with a coin slot, and surmounted in a blue ground pear-shaped finial; the larger lower sphere (also) pierced with a coin slot and painted with a similar decoration of a bird and fluttering insect in flight near birds perched on flowering leafy branches with large chrysanthemums growing from rock work, around the ankle a band of demi-ruyi-heads and the domed circular foot with a wide band consisting of four large ruyi-heads alternated by stylized floral scrollwork.

Height: 29.3 cm. (11.5 in.)

Provenance: Collection Nijstad, Lochem



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