Delft, circa 1680
The ovoid wine jug stands on a low spreading foot, has a conical neck with spout and a pewter mount and cover. The ear-shaped handle has a rat tail finish. The jug is painted in purple and yellow with a continuous chinoiserie landscape with three Chinese figures. A band with scroll ornaments is applied to the shoulder just below the neck, the neck itself is decorated with two types of stylized leaves. Another band with block ornaments is painted above the foot. The handle is decorated with stripes, dots and scroll ornaments.
Dimensions: height 22 cm / 8.66 in.
A similar wine jug is in the Terra Verde Collection (p. 128, TVC 2468).
Multi-coloured chinoiserie landscapes on Delftware were only made for a short period of time, roughly between about 1680 and 1690. Most of the decors have been applied on dishes, lobed dishes, butter pots, beer mugs, wine jugs and spiced wine bowls with covers. In addition to purple and yellow, there are also combinations of blue and yellow, blue and purple, and tricolour combinations in purple, green and yellow and in blue, purple and green.
J. Jongstra, L. Groen, Natuurlijke Pracht 2. Een selectie van vormen uit vuur uit de Terra Verde Collectie, n.p. 2021