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From Monday Jan. 20th through Monday Feb. 3rd we will be in New York for The Winter Show. During that time you may also reach us on cell 646-415-2561.

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• Pair of Blue and White Rectangular Herring Dishes

Delft, circa 1770

Both marked AK / 2 / * in blue for Albertus Kiell, the owner of De Witte Ster (The White Star) Factory from 1762 to 1774

Each painted in the center with a scaly herring, the rim lightly molded and painted with foliate scrolls centering at the top and bottom a foliate device issuing leafy stems, and at each of the notched corners a trefoil bud issuing leaves, scrolls and a pendant bellflower.

Lengths: 24 and 24.2 cm. (9 7/16 and 9 1⁄2 in.)

Find out more about Dutch herring eating traditions.

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