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Pottery7669 of 9914VINTAGE DUTCH DELFTWARE PHARMACY POTSMystery vase with sgraffito looks early
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Posted 5 years ago


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I found this beauty yesterday in a second-hand shop. It is a bit over 12 inches tall and and in perfect condition. I believe it might have had a cover. It is unmarked and the porcelain (?) is rather thick and heavy. It is hand-painted and done really well. I got it because the colours are and the pattern are very close to the kind of German porcelain I collect. Does anybody know where it might come from?

Thanks for looking :)

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  1. freiheit freiheit, 5 years ago
    Thank you:)
  2. Hedgewalker Hedgewalker, 5 years ago
    Gorgeous piece !!!!
  3. freiheit freiheit, 5 years ago
    Thanks, Hedgewalker :)
  4. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 5 years ago
    Magnificent! I can hardly believe that the flowers have been handpainted - they are so perfect. However, I did see that two groups of the flowers were handpainted, so I assume that they all are. This one deserves a professional evaluation! Exceptionally fine florals!!!!! : o
  5. freiheit freiheit, 5 years ago
    Thanks miKKoChristmas11. I believe that everything is hand-painted, including the golden rims etc. If the light is right, you can see every brushstroke. Because it is unmarked, I have a hard time dating it. I looked at literally hundreds of similar ones but could not get any answers. Being very skeptical, I think it is either a pretty good reproduction or it could be pretty old. By the way, there are "goat heads with horns" (not the right animal; can't think of the proper name) on the bottom of the handles. Maybe this will help find out more about it.
  6. freiheit freiheit, 5 years ago
    Thanks everybody for loving this item. :)
  7. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 5 years ago
    Hello, freiheit! I can't play on CW today, but I was checking my email just now and saw your comments. I wish I could help more on this, but I cannot. This is a magnificent piece, and I think that it deserves to be seen by a professional appraiser. I did believe that it was entirely handpainted, I had just meant to emphasize that the perfection of the floral painting was such that intitially I had thought it might well be a transfer and not handpainted throughout. It is truly remarkable painting!! The gilding being handpainted I had detected. The vessel is very crisply molded. This is exceptionally fine! You should be able to find someone in Toronto to examine for you. I recommend that you do so. Best wishes for success! miKKo
  8. getthatmonkeyoutofme getthatmonkeyoutofme, 4 years ago
    looks like it might be french
    empire style, is there a piece of metal underneath the stand?
    sometimes there is a hidden mark...
  9. getthatmonkeyoutofme getthatmonkeyoutofme, 4 years ago
    or austrian?
  10. freiheit freiheit, 4 years ago
    Thanks for your thoughts, getthatmonkeyoutofme. There is no metal or anything else. I checked several times but I couldn't find a mark. This is a bit of a mystery to me. I usually don't buy unmarked items but I liked this one, and for $20 (GW) I could not resist:)
  11. freiheit freiheit, 4 years ago
    MiKKoChristmas11, thanks a lot for your comments. I didn't check this post for a while and missed your comment:)
  12. Zowie Zowie, 4 years ago
    I was looking at something else & spotted this $20 for that it's nothing in comparison to what it might of been or is well done what a fantastic score.
  13. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
    Might even be English.
  14. freiheit freiheit, 4 years ago
    vetraio50, thanks for your ideas. I'll check it out when I get a chance. I love items with a mark on it; it makes it easy to get info on them. But then again, I also love a mystery :)
  15. Trey Trey, 3 years ago
    Beautiful colors:)
  16. freiheit freiheit, 3 years ago
    Thanks so much, Trey. I almost didn't buy it because I couldn't find any marks on it:)
  17. freiheit freiheit, 3 years ago
    Many thanks, SEAN68:)
  18. freiheit freiheit, 3 years ago
    Thanks a lot, CindB:)
  19. kivatinitz kivatinitz, 3 years ago
    I agree with vetraio, because of the style of the flowers
  20. freiheit freiheit, 1 year ago
    I have not checked this post in a long time and want to thanks all of you for loving it. I really appreciate it.
    Many thanks to:
    aura, Destiny.Jennifer.g., kivatinitz, Moonstonelover21, CindB, SEAN68, Trey, vetraio50, simanta, Zowie, sarainmass, aldo78, Lilliflunew, Christmas11, musikchoo, Woman34, Hedgewalker, and petey:)

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