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D1729. Pair of Cashmere Palette Large Ovoid Vases and Covers
Delft, circa 1710
Marked LVE 38 0 in iron-red on the base of one and LVE 438 40 in blue on the other for Lambertus van Eenhoorn, the owner of De Metaale Pot (The Metal Pot) factory from 1691 to 1721
Of reeded octagonal form and painted with four large panels of exotic birds amidst flowering shrubbery within a owering vine border, alternating with smaller oral panels between iron-red trellis diaper vignettes with pseudo Chinese characters superimposed with beribboned precious objects, the upper body with an elaborate series of alternating oral and scalework lappets beneath dotted-diaperwork vignettes and scrolls, oral panels and grotesque masks, and the lower body with a dotted- diaperwork border interrupted with oral panels and foliate devices, the cover similarly but less elaborately decorated and surmounted by a seated lion knop, his left foreleg on a marbleized globe.
Heights: 65.4 cm. (25 3/4 in.)
Provenance: English Private Collection