A miniature bombe ( Bombé ) shaped commode or chest of drawers made of Delft ware, tin glazed earthenware. It has been beautifully hand painted in blue and white with exquisite detail. This is a highly decorative and an unusual example dating from the late 19th century.
This lovely ornately shaped and painted item has cabriole legs with low relief moulded leaf decoration and a removable drawer, and is a useful pretty little trinket box. The whole of the visible surfaces have been extensively hand painted with vignettes to the top, sides and drawer front featuring landscapes, with sailing boats and figures within the designs.
The top features landscape with a young couple in the foreground, with the man who appears to be serenading a woman reclining under a tree. There are floral scrolls and geometric patterns including cross hatching with dots, the back has floral sprays. The base has a maker's or painter's mark J B and a star.
This is similar to the mark for Justus de Berg of the White Star Pottery (De Witte Starre) in Delft, Netherlands (Holland), dating from the mid to late 18th C. However, it is probably a late 19th C French copy.
This lovely commode stands 11 cms/ 4 1/4 in. high and is 17 cms/ 6 3/4 in wide. It is 10 cms / 4 in. deep. It weighs 723g.
There is some damage: The drawer has been broken and re-stuck, a disguised chip to the front top edge and a short crack to the top. The rear left leg is a replacement. Please see the photographs.This is a lovely decorative piece to add to any collection of antique delftware and a very charming display item.
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