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Antique Delftware flower bowl

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•D1033. Blue and White Flower Bowl and Cover with Spouts

Delft, circa 1695

Marked AK in blue for Adrianus Kocx, the owner of De Grieksche A (The Greek A) Factory from 1687 to 1701

The lobed and barbed quatrefoil bowl painted on either side with a pair of birds flying or perched on a rock amidst Chinese flowering plants, on the ends with flowering branches flanking the phoenix-head handles, and on the barbed panels with floral diaperwork, the conformingly shaped foot with flowering shrubbery on the lobes and foliate scrolls on the barbed panels, and the cover with eight lotus-sprigged gu-form spouts interrupting the foliate-scroll-patterned ground below a domed center patterned with trellis diaperwork and supporting a hexafoil bottle-shaped vase issuing six tubular spouts painted with floral sprigs and alternating with lozenge- shaped panels of lotus or other blossoms and leaves, the swelling neck with six pendant foliate motifs.

Height: 29 cm. (11 3/8 in.); length 27 cm. (10 5/8 in.)



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