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•D1837. Blue and White Puzzle Jug

Delft, circa 1740

The spherical body painted with a continuous scene of four birds perched on flowering chrysanthemum branches, above a trellis-diaper border with leaf and scroll decoration, the cylindrical blue-ground neck pierced with a band of oral and foliate scroll ornaments, encircled with a tube painted with beribboned decoration with three bulbous nozzles and continuing into the spine of the hollow looped handle between a row of scrolls and dots on either side.

Height: 24.3 cm. (9.6 in.)

Provenance: The Joseph M. Morpurgo Collection, Amsterdam



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