The Metal Pot pottery
Mark: LVE and DW, period Lambertus van Eenhoorn (1691-1721) or his widow Margaretha Teckman (1721-1724)
Painter: Jan van der Wal (1662-1695)
The rectangular tea canister is painted in blue on all four sides with floral motifs, the so-called parsley décor. The upper side is also executed in blue and consists of flowers, foliate and scrolls around a short, threaded neck. The tea canister has an eighteenth century English silver cover.
Dimensions: height 9,7 cm / 3.81 in., length and width 5,7 cm / 2.24 in.
An almost identical tea canister, marked LVE, was sold in 2004 at Christie’s Amsterdam (p. 13, lot 49). A tea canister marked LVE and DW was in the collection of Stodel antiques in 1981 (Hoekstra-Klein, p. 39). That example was painted with similar floral motifs and chinoiserie decorations.
The pottery painter Jan van der Wal was appointed as first painter and foreman at The Metal Pot pottery in 1691. He had already worked in 1685 as a master painter at The Greek A pottery. In 1695 he died at the young age of 33. And therefore all the Delftware he executed at The Metal Pot pottery were painted between 1691 and 1695.
Christie’s Amsterdam, European Ceramics, Dutch Delftware and glass, 5 may 2004 (sale 2622), Amsterdam 2004
T.M. Eliëns (ed.), Delfts aardewerk. Geschiedenis van een nationaal product, Zwolle/The Hague 1999
W. Hoekstra-Klein, Geschiedenis van de Delftse plateelbakkerijen. Deel 17. ‘De Metalen Pot’ 1670-1775, ‘De Hollandsche Daelder’ 1696-1708/1721, plateeldraaierij ‘Buitenwatersloot’ circa 1669-1717/1732, theepotbakkerij ‘De Gecroonde Theepot’ 1689-1724, Delft 2010
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