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•D1720. Blue and White Oval Wine Coolers

Delft, circa 1690

Each marked AK in blue for Adrianus Kocx, the owner of De Grieksche A (The Greek A) factory from 1686 to 1701

Each painted around the gadroon-molded body with a fountain with two putti flanked by satyr’s head masks above floral scrollwork on either side interrupted at the ends by a mask in higher relief modeled as a curly-haired man, the deeply lobed rim decorated on the exterior with floral panels, alternating with winged cherub’s  head masks, their interior sides with floral panels containing bunches of grapes alternated by blue-ground panels with floral scrollwork, and the interior a scene of three cupids holding bunches of grapes and one of them mashing the grapes with his foot in a small urn, the domed foot decorated with a wide border of stylized floral scrollwork and supported on four claw-and-ball feet.

Heights: both 31.6 cm. (12 4/9 in.)

Provenance : A Belgium Private Collection, before 1913 and thence by family descent

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