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Oude Loosdrecht Tea Bowl and Saucer

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Dates Circa 1774
Medium Porcelain
Origin Netherlands
Description A rare and early Oude Loosdrecht porcelain tea bowl and saucer painted with a purple-pink ground and Italian comedy figures with grotesque animal masks.

Tea bowl 4cm High

Saucer 12.5cm Dia.
Condition The saucer with some minor rubbing touched in and two small slice chips under the rim restored
Literature W.M. Zappey et al; Loosdrechts porselein 1774-1784 , p.156, fig. 22, for teapot from an allied service see with Italian comedy figures; the male figure wearing an owl mask.
Museum Collections : National Museum of Cardiff: W.S. de Winton Collection, for a tea bowl and saucer with the same colour ground, painted with birds
Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, for a coffee pot and tea bowl and saucer from the same service. ( BK-1955-71 B1/2)