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A large and important Dutch Delft polychrome ribbed octagonal cachemire three-piece chimney garniture
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A large and important Dutch Delft polychrome ribbed octagonal cachemire three-piece chimney garniture

1691-1710, THE BALUSTER VASE MARKED WITH THE LVE MONOGRAM FOR LAMBERTUS VAN EENHOORN ABOVE 44 AND A FURTHER MARK FOR DE METALEN POT MANUFACTURE

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A large and important Dutch Delft polychrome ribbed octagonal cachemire three-piece chimney garniture
1691-1710, the baluster vase marked with the LVE monogram for Lambertus van Eenhoorn above 44 and a further mark for de Metalen Pot manufacture
Schouwstel or Fireplace Pots, decorated with a very elaborate chinoiserie pattern depicting large floral panels enclosing exotic birds perched on flowering chrysanthemum branches flanked by panels reserved with an Oriental landscape with pagodas and trelliswork panels containing Taoist symbols, the shoulders with stylised grotesque masks alternating chrysanthemum and flowerspray panels, comprising: a large baluster vase and cover, the large domed cover decorated en suite with dog of Fo holding a ball finial and a pair of large beaker vases decorated en suite
The balustroid vase and cover, 80 cm. high and the beaker vases, 58.5 cm. high (3)
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Lot Essay

Large three-part garnitures of this type were not placed on cupboards as a Kaststel or a cupboard garniture, they were instead used in grand town and country houses, e.g. Palace het Loo, Apeldoorn, for filling the fireplaces in the summer, when these were not in use. They appear in design prints by Daniel Marot. In the collection of the Amsterdams Historisch Museum in Amsterdam there is a painting by Nicolaas Duyven (1650-1719) of an interior with fireplace pots adorning the hearth.
The above fireplace garniture bears the curious feature that pseudo-Chinese ideograms are incorporated in the Cachemire pattern, which is idiosyncratic of Dutch Delft. The objects belonging to this category and with this quality are usually marked with the LVE monogram.
See F. W. Hudig, Delfter Fayence, Berlin, 1929, p. 150, ill. 142 C. H. de Jonge, Delftsch Aardewerk, Amsterdam, 1947, p. 266, ill. 232 J. Boyazoglu & L. de Neuville, Les Faïences de Delft, Paris, 1980, p. 51, ill. 52.
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