D1106. Pair of Bottle Vases
Delft, circa 1695
Marked AK No 11 in blue for Adrianus Kocx, the owner of De Grieksche A (The Greek A) Factory from 1687 until 1701
Inspired by a Chinese Kangxi prototype, each painted around the cylindrical body with four double ruyi-shaped cartouches of conformingly-shaped foliate scrolls issuing from a peony blossom. This is alternating with four heart-shaped panels of strap work pendent with further foliate scrolls above a border of 3-shaped scrolls and leaves and a band of petal devices around the base, the flaring neck with three floral sprays.
Height: 31.8 cm. (12 1/2 in.)