D1917. Large Blue and White Vase with Cover
Delft, circa 1700
The body molded on the lower part with gadroons and painted with three scenes set in a landscape of trees amidst rustic buildings on hills, one with a fountain with standing and seated putti with groups of figures conversing or strolling on either side, another with a group of figures and an equestrian conversing, and the third with three figures conversing and one carrying a knapsack and two other seated figures, all beneath a flowering vine band and a cupped rim with a floral and foliate-scroll border that is repeated on the domed circular foot, the bell-shaped cover with a similar wide band of floral and foliate scroll work with putti, surmounted by a knop with four floral lappets alternating with ruyi-devices in the interstices and a bell-shaped finial.
Heights: 62 cm. (24.5 in.)
Provenance: American Private Collection