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Blue and White Spiced Wine Bowl and Cover, Delft, circa 1730
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Ref : 81884
1 950 €
Period :
18th century
Provenance :
Netherlands, Delft, circa 1730
Dimensions :
l. 11.5 inch | Ø 8.62 inch
Porcelain & Faience  - Blue and White Spiced Wine Bowl and Cover, Delft, circa 1730 18th century - Blue and White Spiced Wine Bowl and Cover, Delft, circa 1730  - Blue and White Spiced Wine Bowl and Cover, Delft, circa 1730 Antiquités - Blue and White Spiced Wine Bowl and Cover, Delft, circa 1730
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Blue and White Spiced Wine Bowl and Cover, Delft, circa 1730

Each piece with a ground of blossoms, foliate sprigs and dots, the bowl painted on the front and reverse with a peacock, the sides with dotted and striped loop handles and the interior affixed with a pierced hemispherical strainer, and the cover painted with three peacocks between the blue-bordered narrow rim and the blue mushroom-shaped knop.

Bowls of this type with the strainer affixed to one side of the interior frequently are referred to as washbowls under the assumption that the strainer was used to hold the soap or a sponge. It has been determined, however, that these were ‘kruidenwijnkommen’ (‘herbed wine bowls’) for the making and serving of various forms of spiced wine. The bowl would be filled with either red wine (usually port or claret) or even stale beer, and the strainer filled with a variety of spices (such as cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon sticks, mace, cardamom and ginger), raisins or other fruits, and sometimes honey or sugar, and the brew would be left to mull overnight.

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