D1823. Blue and White Bottle Vase
Delft, circa 1700
Marked LVE in blue for Lambertus van Eenhoorn, the owner of De Metaale Pot (The Metal Pot) factory from 1691 until 1721
Painted around the elongated teardrop-shaped body with large floral sprays on a oeils-de-perdrix and dotted ground above a foliate border consisting of three roundels with large flowerheads alternated by three medallions with a crouching dragon, and beneath a wide foliate border with two roundels with a flowerhead above a large scrollwork patterned ruyi-head, alternated by two medallions with a crocodile-like dragon, the slightly flaring cylindrical neck with two panels of flowering sprigs alternated by demi- flowerhead patterned roundels, between a border of demi-ruyi-heads.
Height: 22 cm. (8.7 in.)