Derived from Dutch, Scandinavian, and English sources, brandywine bowls were used on festive occasions such as the kindermaal, when women gathered to welcome a newborn child. Following Dutch custom, a bowl would be filled with raisins and brandy and passed from guest to guest. Here, boldly chased tulips create a sumptuous effect. The bowl belonged to Theunis Jacobsen Quick, a wealthy baker, and his wife, Vroutje Janse Haring.
Inscription: engraved on body near rim in shaded roman: q / T * V
Marking: marked twice on body to left of each handle near rim: CK (in rectangle)
Theunis Jacobsen Quick and Vroutje Janse Haring; with Robert Ensko, New York; sold to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1938.