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Polychrome butter tub


•D1947. Pair of Polychrome Butter Tubs, Floral Covers and Stands

Delft, circa 1765

The butter tubs with blue-dashed yellow wickerwork and affixed at the ends of the slightly scalloped blue-dashed green rim edge with blue twisted-loop handles, and the slightly domed covers molded with a manganese flower blossom knop issuing from an encircling green stem bearing green leaves and blue flower blossom knops, the wide rim of the stands also with blue-dashed yellow pierced wickerwork and a blue-edged green rim.

Heights: 8.5 cm. (3.3 in.)

Similar examples: Several pairs of polychrome oval butter tubs with the same type of basket but different cover exist. One is illustrated in Aronson 2012, pp. 84-85, no. 46. Another one with a mound of pears on the cover and with the mark of De Porceleyne Byl (The Porcelain Axe) factory, circa 1760-80, is illustrated in Lahaussois 1994, p. 141, no. 186.



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