A round Dutch Delft blue and white box and cover with tobacco harvesting scenes, 18th C.

680

Dia.: 17 cm - H.: 8,5 cm

Marked DEX above a Roman numeral II for Jan Teunis Dextra, the 'De Grieksche A' workshop, Delft, 1757-1765.

The cover decorated with a man smoking a pipe. The sides decorated with scenes showing enslaved black men harvesting tobacco and rolling it up, as well as an owner of the plantation or a wealthy merchant, smoking the tobacco. A highly interesting piece in both the field of tobacciana and Delftware collections.

Ref.:
- The Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, for two Dutch Delft spittoons with a related 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).
- A blue and white spittoon with a related design was sold under lot 229 in our sale on Feb. 3, 2018 (link).

Estimate: € 3000 - € 6000