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•D1818. Blue and White Rectangular Tea Canister with Cover

Delft, circa 1695

Marked and numbered 20 AK 4 in blue for Adrianus Kocx, owner of De Grieksche A (The Greek A) factory from 1687 until 1701

Painted on the front with a butter y in flight above a crane standing near a pierced rock amidst flowering shrubbery, and on the reverse two ducks standing amidst flowering foliage below a bird in flight, the sides with birds in flight or perched on a flowering branch below a oral-patterned blue-ground lappet, the shoulders with fretwork, the top of the cover with four ruyi-heads encircling a stylized flowerhead and its sides with a demi-ruyi-head border, the circular neck and cover interior threaded.

Height: 13 cm. (5.1 in.)

Provenance: Belgian Private Collection



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