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What is exceptional is the decoration. The work of the anonymous Dutch artist responsible was first discussed in a paper that I wrote entitled Dutch ‘Fine-Line’and German Schwarzlot Decoration published in the Transactions of the Oriental Ceramic Society, vol. 65, 2000-200, p. 135-142, to coincide with the exhibition held at the British Museum on the subject of Oriental porcelain decorated in Europe.
The enamelled decoration consists of birds standing on rockwork with distinctively stylised flowers on branches, the interior with delicate symmetrical floral swags, all in a uniquely inventive and draughtsman-like style.
Examples of the work of this rare artist can be found in various Dutch museums and a notable group in the Porzellansammlung in the Zwinger in Dresden where they have been from the early 18th century. We are able to date this small group to around 1724 because of a ewer made for the marriage in that year of William Butler and Maria Leeser in Amsterdam from the Watney collection illustrated in the above mentioned article.
|Height||7.30 cm||(2.87 inches)|
E & H Manners
66C Kensington Church Street