A Blue and White Cuspidor


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A Dutch Delft Blue and White Spittoon or Cuspidor

A Dutch Delft spittoon or cuspidor of hexagonal form and with flaring rim. The footrim is shaped. The decoration in blue with foliate banding to the wide rim and to the body The spittoon was very popular in house holds and pubs in the 18th century by users of chewing tobacco.
Origin
Delft, Holland
Period
Circa 1780
Material
Dutch Delft Earthenware
Signature
Mark in blue with the sign of the factory "De Clauw" and number "2"
Reference
112-566
Sizes
11 cm

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