D1609. Pair of Fluted Oval Monteiths
Delft, circa 1730
Each marked CK 3 2 and 14 for Cornelis Koppens, owner of De Metaale Pot (The Metal Pot) Factory from 1724 to 1757
Each painted around the compressed body with a wide border of stylized fruit clusters and leaves pendent from leaf scrolls and alternating with smaller floral pendants below a foliate border around the shoulder and eight lobes on the rim, each centering a floral sprig amidst scrolls extending to form a narrow border around the rim, their interior sides painted with a beribboned Chinese symbol above a scroll border, the ends molded in high relief with a handle formed as a lion mask clasping in his mouth an integral ring, the bottom affixed with four blue paw
feet, and the interior painted with a central peony blossom within a lozenge-shaped cartouche formed by foliate scrolls issuing floral and foliate pendants.
Length: 40.7 cm. (16 in.)
Provenance: An Austrian Private Collection, 2015