Fabulous large 18th century Delft ewer by Hugo Brouwer, c.1780. Lovely bulbous shape on a pedestal base with domed foot, large strap handle with moulded mask and unusual split spout with upturned points. A blue ground highly decorated with various oriental style borders of flowers and panels. The sides have 2 different very finely painted romantic scenes of amorous couples sitting under trees by a harbour with sailing boats and houses with windmills. Lovely detail of clouds and flying birds in the sky. Some initials of AT I think are painted to the front in a cartouche surmounted with a crown.
Marked to the base the interlinked HB with 15 and 13 below.
It measures 13 3/4" high and 7" wide.
Condition is excellent; there is a small chip to the foot but no other damage or restoration. Slight fritting to the mask face and points of the spout but very good for age.
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