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A rare Dutch Delft blue and white cuspidor with tobacco harvesting scenes, 1st half 18th C.

This lot was sold on 2018-02-03 and is no longer available

H.: 8,5 cm - Dia.: 13 cm

The upper rim decorated with scenes showing enslaved black men harvesting tobacco and rolling it up on one side, while the other side shows the owners of the plantations or other wealthy merchants, smoking the tobacco. The body also showing scenes from the production process. A highly interesting piece in both the field of tobacciana and Delftware collections.

See also:
- The Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, for two Dutch Delft spittoons with the same design but executed in petit feu palette, donated from the Loudon collection.
Inventory numbers BK-NM-12400-403 (link) and BK-NM-12400-404 (link).

Condition: In excellent condition with a few very small chips on the rim, surface crazing and minor baking flaws. The foot rim with an 8 x 5 mm surface chip.


Price incl. premium: € 8.925