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A rare Dutch Delft cistern with cover

Delft, circa 1710, with marks of Lambertus van Eenhoorn

Origin:  Delft, ‘De Metaale Pot’ (The Metal Pot) pottery

Marked: LVE = Lambertus van Eenhoorn

Date: Circa 1710

Dimensions: Including cover height 35 cm, Diameter foot 11,5 cm

Literature: Jvr. Dr. C.H. de Jonge, Oud Nederlandsche Majolica en Delftsch aardewerk 1947.

Of baluster form with a moulded band at the rim and two large loop handles, the lower part of the cistern moulded with three pierced lion masks, painted in blue with birds amongst large flowering peony and prunus branches and rockwork.

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