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D0405. Polychrome Garniture of Three Vases and One Cover

Delft, circa 1700

Each piece marked D – Paeuw 2 and two with a squiggle in blue or manganese for De Paauw (The Peacock) Factory.

Comprising a baluster-form vase and cover and two baluster-form bottles with knopped necks; each piece vividly painted with a variety of birds and insects flying, perched and walking amidst lush flowering plants beneath a flowering vine border encircling the shoulder, the knops on the bottle necks with similar bird, insect and floral decoration above two stylized flowering plants alternating with vertical rows of blue dots on the tall flaring cylindrical necks and beneath bands of stiff leaf tips on the flaring rim, the lower body of each vase with a border of blue-edged yellow-ground lappets patterned with scrollwork and blossoms and alternating with blue and green stiff leaves, and the cover with a ball knop decorated with green stiff leaves around a yellow finial, and encircled on the rim with stylized flowerheads and scrolls.

Heights: 40 and 37.4 cm. (15 3/4 and 14 3/4 in.)

Provenance: The collection of Dr. F. H. Fentener van Vlissingen (1882-1962), Utrecht, and thence by family descent.

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