D18001. Pair of Blue and White Flower Vases
Delft, circa 1710
Each numbered 9 0 in blue
Each with a flattened oval-shaped body painted with on the front the figure of ‘Flora’ holding a cornucopia in her right arm and a large spray of flowers in her left hand, seated in an abundance of flowers, the reverse with a bird perched on a rock amidst flowering plants in a fenced garden, the top and sides with a foliate-edged ground issuing five spouts painted with Oriental-style floral sprigs, the sides affixed with S-scroll handles, and the whole raised on a knotted rectangular foot decorated with scroll-edged lappets, blossoms and leaves above a dentil border at the edge of the footrim.
Heights: 20 cm. (7.9 in.)