Deaccessioned October 25, 2012
De Porceleyne Bijl (Porcelain Hatchet) factory (Dutch, active 1657–1803)
Object Place: Europe, Delft, The Netherlands
21.59 cm (8 1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
One of a pair (Res.51.163 was deaccessioned); Gallipot form, rectangular in section with cut corners, flaring base, short neck. Blue glaze and decoration . Birds and flowers in outlined panel on front, wheat spray on back. Marked on bottom in blue under glaze: (not identical with Justice’s Dictionary)
1951, gift of E. Elizabeth Sears (b. 1861), Boston, to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 13, 1951); October 25, 2012, deaccessioned by the MFA for sale through Skinner, Inc., Boston, July 13, 2013 (sale 2663B), lot 761.
Gift of Miss E. Elizabeth Sears, in memory of her sister, Mary Crease Sears