D2097. Blue and White Rectangular Tea Canister with Cover
Delft, circa 1710
Marked and numbered LVE 5 P I – in blue for Lambertus van Eenhoorn, the owner of De Metaale Pot (The Metal Pot) factory from 1691 until 1721, or his widow Margaretha Teckmann until 1724
The square body painted on two sides with a dragon amidst scroll motifs and beneath two blue-ground panels reserved with floral scrolls, the other two sides with a profusion of floral sprigs, the shoulder with a blue ground reserved in each corner with a flowerhead and three leaves, the threaded circular neck enameled in blue; the cover with a threaded interior, and its blue-ground top and sides reserved with floral scroll motifs.
Height: 11.5 cm. (4.5 in.)