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A rare early 18th century Delft blue and white tin-enamelled earthenware tulipiere. Dutch, ca 1700© 2012 MALLETT ANTIQUES

the four baluster shaped sections profusely decorated with patterns inspired by Chinese Ming porcelain, with bands of caduceus marks and European-inspired decoration interspersed throughout. H: 46.1 in (117.0 cm). D: 11.8 in (30.0 cm) http://www.mallettantiques.com/