Jeff and Holly Noordsy

Dealers Specializing in the Sale of Early American Bottles, Glass and Period Decorative Arts



ITEM 7793. PAINTED GLOBULAR BOTTLE, olive amber with multi-colored paint decoration, pontil scar, 12 1/8"H, crudely applied string rim, mint. Dutch, C. 1760, rare.

Adorned with a beautifully executed painted naval battle scene, this 18th century Dutch bottle is a truly rare survivor. It is believe that the painting depicts a battle from the Second Anglo-Dutch War, likely a confrontation of June 11, 1666. Details of the battle (and the fate of the "Hof van Zeeland" can be found at the following web address The painting is likely a centennial remembrance of the now historic battle.



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