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A pair of duck tureens

Delft, circa 1760

A pair of duck tureens


Origin: Delft, ‘De Drie Astonnekens’ pottery

Marked: VH = Hendrik van Hoorn

Date: Circa 1760

Dimensions: 13 cm x 15 cm x 9 cm


These tureens, which are formed like ducks, are mostly decorative in character, as ornaments on the dining table. They are notable for their brilliant coloring and high gloss glaze.

The fashion for tureens shaped like animals, fruits and vegetables arose around the middle of the eighteenth century. They were especially loved in France, where the Strasbourg factory specialized in such pieces , generally larger than the examples produced in Delft. An object of identical model is known, executed in the petit feu technique.


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