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• D1540. Polychrome and Gilded Ovoid Jar and Cover

Delft, circa 1710

Marked PAK in iron-red for Pieter Adriaensz. Kocx, the owner of De Grieksche A (The Greek A) Factory from 1701 to 1703, or his widow Johanna van der Heul, the owner of the factory from 1703 to 1722

The blue ground reserved with four shaped oval panels painted in the Imari palette of blue, iron-red and gold on the front and reverse with a figure at the window of a pagoda, either a lady gazing out at a garden fence beneath a pair of birds perched on a blade of grass amidst flowering plants growing from behind a rock, or a man gesturing at two birds perched on flowering tree peonies growing behind a rock above a smaller pagoda, the panels on the sides with either a bird in flight above a Chinese pheasant perched amidst flowering plants, or a songbird perched also among flowering plants, and each panel alternating with a small elongated oval panel painted with a flowering prunus branch and surrounded by clusters of blossoms and leaves, the shoulder with four trellis diapered triangular panels, the neck with two foliate scrolls and two beribboned furled scrolls, and the low domed cover reserved on the blue ground with a central floral roundel between two fan-shaped panels of flowers alternating with two floral sprigs above diapered triangular panels.

Height: 35 cm. (13 3/4 in.)

Provenance: The Gustav Leonhardt Collection, Property from the Bartolotti House, Amsterdam; Sold at Frederik Muller & Cie in Amsterdam, April 28 to May 5, 1908, lot 183

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