A DUTCH DELFT BLUE AND WHITE CHINOISERIE BALUSTER JUG AND TWO PLATES | LATE 17TH CENTURY
The jug painted with three figures in a garden, the neck with two stylised flowers above a lambrequin border at the neck, the handle with a scrollwork pattern, the two plates similarly painted with chinoiserie figures in minimal landscapes, one with two flowering prunus braches and two birds to the rim, the other with a foliate scroll band, the latter plate with blue LC mark for Lambertus Cleffius, owner of De Metalen Pot (the metal pot) factory from 1679 to 1691.
the jug 20cm., 7 ⅞ in. high, the plates 23cm., 9in. diameter
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The jug, the handle pierced to support a mount, the rim with glaze loss, chip to underside edge of handle, some scattered scuff marks to body. The unmarked plate, with some chips and glaze loss to rim, some associated glaze flaking to underside of rim. The plate marked for Lambertus Cleffius, some small rim chips and glaze nibbles.
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Acquired between 1957-1988.