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