D1829. Blue and White Flower Vase
Delft, circa 1710
Marked with the unidentified letters HC / SK in blue
The flattened cartouche-shaped body painted with a chinoiserie scene of a Long Eliza holding in her hands a floral sprig and two zotjes (jumping boys) in a landscape of rock work, shrubbery and oral sprigs, the top and the blue ground reserved with foliate scrollwork issuing five octagonal spouts, the larger central spout painted with foliate devices and the four flanking spouts with lappets, the sides affixed with S-scroll handles decorated with a striped pattern, and the knopped ankle with a band of overlapping petals above the rectangular foot with foliate scrollwork.
Height: 21 cm. (8.3 in.)