3 May 2005
A rare matched pair of 'kraak porselein' bottle vases
The double gourd body moulded and painted on the lower globular section with pomegranate-shaped panels enclosing flowers, divided by flying horses and upright leaves, the bulbous tapering neck with alternate panels of a tripod stand with vessels and flower-sprays, all below a washed-blue band reserved with a petal motif, two small inner rim chips
29 cm. high (2)
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For a simlar example from the Groningen Museum, Groningen, see M. Rinaldi, Kraak Porcelain, London, 1989, p. 172, pl. 216.
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