9 November 2004
A Dutch Delft polychrome two-handled chinoiserie flower vase or tulipière
MARKED FOR LAMBERTUS VAN EENHOORN, DE METALEN POT, 1700-1710
After a silver model, the waisted bulbous body decorated with a lower band depicting a Kylin or mythical animal and a Ho Ho bird amidst blooming chrysanthemum branches, underneath a band with continuous scrolling flowers, the shoulders with a band of roundels enclosing Taoist motifs alternating flower sprays, further pierced with twenty-one openings, the handles scrolled and enhanced with geometrical motifs (restored chips)
25 cm. wide
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See Catalogue Oude Kunst in de Nieuwe Kerk, Jubileum-Manifestatie van 2 t/m 12 juni 1983, Amsterdam, 1983, p.23 ill.5 for two flower vases of similar type, whereby it is stated that 'No others are known of this precise type'.
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