D1606. Blue and White Bottle Vase
Delft, circa 1685
Marked SVE 2/ in blue for Samuel van Eenhoorn, the owner of De Grieksche A (The Greek A) Factory from 1678 to 1685
The teardrop-shaped body painted with a bird in flight between a stand of lotus and a flowering prunus branch below a scroll-and-petal border around the shoulder, the base of the tapering cylindrical neck and the slightly flaring foot rim with a petal-tip border, and the upper half of the neck with a stiff-leaf border below a dash-and-whorl band on the underside of the flaring rim.
Height: 18.3 cm. (7 3/16 in.)