White delftware heart-shaped strainer
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- Delft, the Netherlands
- Early 18th century
- 18.8 cm
- 14 cm
- 3 cm
Another heart-shaped strainer is depicted in Léon-Paul van Geenen, 'De tijdloze schoonheid van Deltsch Wit', Hoorn 2013, p. 200, ill. 23.07.
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The heart-shaped strainer stands on tripod feet and has a raised rim that is applied with a handle. The interior is modelled with holes.
This strainer was used to wash and serve red fruits, such as berries.
Various types of white-glazed strainers survived: not only the tripod circular ones, but also also heart-, star- and clover-shaped ones. Possibly these strainers had a decorative function besides their obvious practical use. The handle on this beautiful heart-shaped strainer suggest that it could be hung from a hook.