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D1884. Blue and White Garniture

Delft, circa 1765

Five vases and their covers unidentifiably marked D W.V.D.C./II in blue

Comprising three ovoid vases and a pair of beaker vases, each of finely stop- fluted octagonal form, and painted with four panels of a uttering insect in flight above a large flowering plant and a pagoda alternated by four panels of a sailing ship, separated by vertical ribs between fluted borders around the lower and upper body painted with a flowering plant on a striped ground, repeated around the domed covers beneath a blue kylin-and-scroll knop.

Heights: 38 and 40.5 cm.(15 and 15.9in.)

Provenance: The Gaston de Ramaix Collection, Château de Grune, Belgium; hence by descent, and bearing the original collector’s label

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