Hard to find item from the famous delftware maker, De Porceleyne Fles also known as Royal Delft. This cigar holder, as it is listed in their catalog, is more commonly found in the traditional blue and white instead of the polychrome style. I have also seen it described as a flower pot or jar.
As you can see in the pictures, this wonderful jar has beautiful hand painted flowers and designs in polychrome colors of blue, green, yellow and red.
It measures 5 1/8 inches tall by 7-in across the handles and the oval opening is about 4-in on the long way and 3-1/2-in the short way.
Absolutely excellent condition with no chips, cracks or repairs.
The artist's initials are RKO for R. Koolhoven who worked at the factory from 1961 - 1996.
CN date code for 1969 and 493 for the item number.
Multi-colored ceramics are generally known as Polychrome (Polychroom in Dutch) In the Porceleyne Fles price lists through the 1940, pieces were listed as Colored Delft (Gekleured Delft). These were made as early as the 1880's. The colors used are chiefly blue, green, yellow and red.
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