First acquisition in 2016
24 January 2016
As usually, also in this year we continue to look actively for acquisitions. At the start of a new year you never know what will come up. In the mean time, we got our first acquisition: a painted porcelain name-pipe from North-Netherlands origin. The slender porcelain bowl shows prominently the name of "FRIKKE W. MOLACH GEB. DEN 15. MAART1832" (born 15 March 1832). The Christian name is somewhat unusual but typical for the Groningen province. We have been able to trace that Frikke was born in Westeremden and buried in Uithuizermeden. Further research can unveil his profession. For now, it is a rare and fine porcelain bowl for a Dutch local smoker.