This charming lantern decorated with typical Dutch estuary scenes is a rare survival. Although they must have been made in large quantities as evidenced in many Dutch Old Masters their medium makes them very vulnerable. The painting on this lantern is exceptionally fine and typical of the period. The use of polychrome lifts the decoration. This lantern is very atmospheric conjuring up images of cosy interiors. Retaining the original iron hanging ring. The pierced four-gabled roof is painted in blue with two repeats of estuary scenes of skiffs sailing past fortified towns. The door painted with a similar estuary scene with a large skiff in mid-view. Retaining the original iron handle and hinges. The three sides with arched windows with their original glazing and iron fixings, the frame decorated with a diaper pattern and surrounded by floral vignettes. In original condition, small losses around five corners which could be restored if desired. Bearing collection label Tryhoorn Collection. Polychrome painted in blue, yellow ochre, green, lead red. Height 24 cm high to ring, 12 cm wide, 12 cem deep PROVENANCE : Tryhoorn Collection.
Predominantly 18th and 19th century European porcelain acquired with curatorial care over a period of 30 years.
CONDITION REPORT : Roofline : right corner above door, old loss 20mm long x 4-2mm deep. Left corner above door nibble 4mm long x 3mm deep, back corner nibble 5mm long x 3mm long Bottom : right corner below door old loss 12mm long x 4 mm, back corner, nibble 10 mm long x 4mm high
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