A BELGIAN SILVER MOUNTED KANXI PORCELAIN EWER, MAKER'S MARK A WEDGE SHAPED DEVICE, ANTWERP, 1663
painted in underglaze blue on a white ground, with figures in a landscape, with water, mountains and foliage, hinged domed cover with serrated rim, mermaid finial rising from hatched hinge bracket and acanthus engraved handle mount
24.5cm., 9 1/2in. high
Generally in good condition
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A very similar jug of Delftware imitating Chinese porcelain with silver mounts, maker’s mark of Thomas Lissau, Antwerp, 1661-62, is in the Sterckshof Museum Antwerp, see: De Zilvercollectie, provincial museum Sterckshof, Antwerp, 1997, no. 19
A similar wedge shaped device from an unidentified maker, is struck on the mounts, Antwerp, 1664/65 of a Giant African Landsnail in a Belgian private collection which was exhibited Antwerps Huiszilver uit de 17e En 18e Eeuw, 10 November-15 January 1989, Rubenshuis, Antwerp, no. 50