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D8842. Blue and White Large Jar and Cover

Delft, circa 1705

Marked with a dotted DW monogram above 3*6, probably for Theodorus (called Dirck) Witsenburgh, the owner of De Witte Starre (The White Star) Factory from 1690 until his death in 1700, and then used presumably by his family as owners until 1705

The ovoid body painted with chrysanthemum and hibiscus blossoms on a ground patterned with oeils- de-perdrix and dots and reserved with four large flo- ral-bordered panels of chinoiserie figures depicting either a youthful attendant approaching a couple seated at a table set for tea, or a ‘Long Eliza’ stand- ing between two playful boys in a fenced garden, the shoulder with a deep border of quatrefoil- shaped floral panels alternating with blossoms and foliate devices, and the lower body with a blue- ground border of flowerheads and dots reserved with four oval panels of flowering leafy branches above four similar flowering branches trailing around the base and repeated within four oval pan- els reserved on a trellis diaper border around the sides of the cover beneath a narrow lappet band, the top of the cover painted with a ‘Long Eliza’ figure standing in a fenced garden beneath a gnarled tree.

Height: 39.7 cm. (15.6 in.)

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