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D1731. Blue and White Puzzle Jug

Delft, dated 1743

The spherical body with a blue ground decorated with flowering vines between three large panels painted with either two birds perched on flowering branches near a pagoda, a bird perched on a branch of a flowering plant, or two figures standing in front of a pine tree and a pagoda, above a border of leaf tips, the blue-grounded neck pierced with four flower heads within roundels alternated by the pierced date ‘1743’ and letters ‘HENDRIK VRESE’ beneath the dot-pierced rim encircled with a floral and foliate scroll decorated tube affixed with three bulbous nozzles and continuing into the hollow loop handle between a row of dots on either side.

Height: 21 cm. (8.3 in.)

Aronson Antiquairs, Amsterdam, 1996;
The Joseph M. Morpurgo Collection, Amsterdam

Literature: Illustrated in Aronson Antiquairs, Dutch Delftware, Amsterdam, 1996, ill. 8.


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