• The Decorative Arts Sale auction at Christies

    Sale 2845

    The Decorative Arts Sale

    23 - 24 March 2010, Amsterdam

  • Lot 103

    A Dutch Delft blue and white chinoiserie two-handled 'Tulipière' or flower-vase and a cover

    1686-1701, MARK OF ADRIANUS KOCX AT DE GRIEKSCHE A

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    A Dutch Delft blue and white chinoiserie two-handled 'Tulipière' or flower-vase and a cover
    1686-1701, mark of Adrianus Kocx at De Grieksche A
    The panelled quatrefoil lower body painted with various perched birds amidst flower branches, alternated with blue-reserved panels enclosing flower-heads, modelled with griffin-head handles, all on a similarly shaped and decorated waisted foot, the matched tiered cover with eight spouts on the shoulder and six to the garlic-shaped top section surmounted by a central large aperture, painted with band of flowers on the shoulder, the lower spouts surrounded by a blue ground reserved with scrolls, the upper spouts by blue-ground lappets reserved with scrolling flowers, the top modelled with six small bulbs painted with various flower-heads, cover restored, frits
    26 cm. wide


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    See M.S. van Aken-Fehmers et al., Delfts aardewerk, geschiedenis van een nationaal product, 1999, p. 106 cat. no. 16 and ill. p. 77 for a comparable pair in the Gemeentemuseum, The Hague.

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