Painter: Adam Sijbel
The fruit colander has a concave shape with a thickened rim and stands on three short, protruding feet. It is painted in blue with a landscape with high rocks, a house and a tree.
Dimensions: diameter 25,5 cm / 10.03 in., height 6 cm / 2.36 in.
Provenance: Frisian Pottery Museum, Harlingen (collection Minze van den Akker, inv.no. 0251204)
A Harlingen colander for fruit with blue and white floral decor was in the collection of Minze van den Akker (p. 245, no. 0251203). Two specimens with handles were also in the same collection (pp. 243-244, nos. 0251201, 0251202).
Adam Sijbel was first painter of the Kingma pottery and executed the most important plates, plaques and other pieces. He also painted tile pictures and the more expensive tiles like fine landscapes and biblical tiles with scriptural references. His style of painting can be recognized in the sketchy representation of the clouds, shrubbery and the tree. Before Sijbel moved to Makkum in 1784, when the Kingma family pottery was established, he was working for about twenty years in the Old Prince tile factory in the Anjeliersstraat in Amsterdam. The ten year contract he signed to work in the pottery in Makkum has been preserved (Pluis, Ten Hoeve, Tichelaar, p. 209, supplement I).
M. van den Akker, Fries aardewerk. Majolica - faience - kerfsnee. Harlinger aardewerk museum. Collectie Minze van den Akker, Harlingen 2007
J. Pluis, S. ten Hoeve, P.J. Tichelaar, Fries Aardewerk. Deel I. Kingma Makkum, Leiden 2000