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• D1608. Pair of Blue and White Chinoiserie Obelisks

Delft, circa 1690

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

Each painted on two sides of the tapering square body with a Chinese man standing beside a lady seated beneath a balcony in which another lady is seated and holding a fan, and on the alternating sides with a Long Eliza figure standing before a garden fence and looking over her shoulder at a man seated beneath another seated figure at the open window of a pavilion, all beneath and above vignettes of a zotje (jumping boy), and surmounted by a teardrop-shaped finial painted with stiff leaves above a petal border repeated around the top of the ankle, the lower body robustly molded on each side with a scallop shell between scrolls against a blue ground reserved with scrolls and foliage, and the aring foot with a similar ground reserved on each side with a quatrefoil panel painted alternately with two zotjes by a garden fence or a lady seated before a pierced rock beneath a tree, and the footrim with a demi-ruyi-head border.

Size: 49.2 and 49.5 cm. (193⁄8 and 191⁄2 in.)

Provenance:

Sold at the Hôtel Drouot, March 5, 1923;
The Hamburger Collection, 1923;
The Jules Desurmont Collection (date unknown)

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