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Vieux Bruxelles porcelain plate for a Flemish Blowpipe Association

Vieux Bruxelles porcelain plate for a Flemish Blowpipe Association


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Directory: Vintage Arts: Decorative Art: Ceramics: French: Porcelain: Pre 1900: Item # 1394410
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Blowpipes have been used for hunting in some parts of the world, and in Western Flanders blowpipe with darts or arrows was a popular sport for about a hundred years, starting at the beginning of the 19th century. This unusual plate was made for a local Flemish blowpipe association around 1840-1850. The center of the plate shows two crossed blowpipes and three arrows and a Dutch / Flemish inscription Maatschappij (Association) Blaazersgilde (Blowers Guild) Oostende. Probably made at one of the manufactories in Brussels, thus belonging to what is now called Vieux Bruxelles porcelain. Diameter "9 ¾ / 24.5 cm. Condition: fine.