D1899. Blue and White Flower Vase
Delft, circa 1710
The spade-shaped body painted on the front with a peacock in flight above a profusion of flowering plants on which another exotic bird is perched, the reverse painted with two birds in flight aside of a flowering plant, the sides with S-scroll handles decorated with continuous scrolls, the knopped ankle above a blue-ground flaring rectangular foot with a decoration of demi-chrysanthemum blossoms and leaves, repeated on the top and sides issuing five octagonal spouts, the larger central spout painted with foliate devices and the four flanking spouts with a border of icicle devices.
Height: 16.2 cm. (6.4 in.)