D1821. Pair of Blue and White Double-Gourd Shaped Vases
Delft, circa 1695
Each marked and numbered V17 AK in blue for Adrianus Kocx, the owner of De Grieksche A (The Greek A) factory from 1686 to 1701
Each painted on the octagonal ovoid body with two rows of four foliate-tailed hairy dragons alternating with geometric-patterned lappets, the bottle-shaped upper section with a band of encircled flowerheads under a border of stylized leaves, and the flaring rim with a diamond-diaper-border.
Heights: 21 cm. (8.3 in.)