D1317. Pair of Blue and White Vases
Delft, circa 1685
Marked SVE 4 in blue for Samuel van Eenhoorn, the owner of De Grieksche A (The Greek A) factory from 1678 to 1685
Each ovoid body painted with a continuous scene of Chinese figures amidst rocks, pines and other shrubbery, depicting on the front an attendant holding a large fan and standing between two seated dignitaries, and on the reverse two men seated on the ground and conversing over a low table, the shoulders with tall animal-head handles suspending rings from their mouths above the human-mask terminals, the flaring cylindrical neck encircled with a molded ‘chain’ border beneath the everted rim, its upper edge with a border of double scrolls and circlets, and the domed foot with a ruyi-head and scroll border beneath a modified ‘chain’ band around the ankle.
Height: 27 cm. (10 5/8 in.)