A Dutch Delft Blue and White four-tiered Tulipiere, Circa 1700
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Property of the Shelter Island Historical Society, sold to benefit the Museum Collections Program
A Dutch Delft Blue and White four-tiered Tulipiere
in four sections, affixed with nozzles with lion mask terminals, the square pedestal base painted with alternating panels of birds perched among pierced rockwork and flowers, or Chinese precious objects with a fixed section raised on scroll and mask supports, and three further sections, indistinct mark in blue, possibly a star for De Witte Ster (The White Star) factory, letter I or / and numeral 150 in blue
Overall height 20 5/8 in.
In detail, starting from the top:
The uppermost section [the pointed finial] is completely sprayed.
The section below [formed of two tiers] the upper four nozzles and three of the lower nozzles restored. One edge between two of the lower nozzles with restoration and the waisted foot restored.
The section below [formed of one tier] the rim edge of each nozzle is restored, Two flat horizontal sizes with restoration. Restoration to the corners and corners of the foot
The largest base section [formed of a tier and the square plinth] with a triangular-shaped loss to top edge, visible in lot illustration. This area measures approximately 4cm wide x 2 cm at deepest point. This flat horizontal size, and another side with restoration.
Restoration to the rim edge of each nozzle. Some scattered restoration to chips.
One foot re-stuck and the whole underside of the base section with restoration.
The tulipiere has been produced with an integral ceramic hollow tube to the interior, into which fits a later wooden dowel. This helps secure the tiers, particularly the middle two where the upper section does not have a stepped foot.
There are differences between the all the painted borders at waisted feet though this seems integral to the piece.
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