D1220. Blue and White Small Double-Gourd-Shape Vase
Delft, circa 1695
Marked no 3 AK in blue for Adrianus Kocx, the owner of De Grieksche A (The Greek A) Factory from 1687 until 1701
The baluster-form upper section painted with two fringed ruyi-head devices amidst stylised ‘clouds’, and the spherical lower section painted on the front and reverse with a blue-ground panel patterned with prunus blossoms and dots and reserved with a cartouche of a swimming water bird. On the sides with panels of beribboned vessels between a hatchwork border around the shoulder and a border of icicle devices on the foot.
Height: 12.7 cm. (5 in.)