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D2162. Blue and White Large Wine Cooler

Delft, circa 1690

Attributed to Adrianus Kocx, the owner of De Grieksche A (The Greek A) factory from 1686 to 1701

Panels painted around the slightly scalloped and barbed oval body with chinoiserie figures alternated by vases filled with flowers, separated by trelliswork and lotus flower motifs, all between blue-ground bands patterned with flowerheads and dots and reserved with medallions depicting a dancing boy (zotje) at the top and with medallions depicting Daoist or Buddhist motifs alternated by chinoiserie figures at the bottom, the ends molded in high relief with a handle formed as a lion mask clasping an integral ring in his mouth, the bottom affixed with four ball and claw feet, a wide band of foliate scrollwork with bunches of grapes and medallions with a budding plant painted along the interior sides, and the interior painted in the center with an oval panel with a dancing boy and a seated Long Eliza in a garden, encircled by panels with a Long Eliza in a garden alternated by a vase filled with flowers, all separated by trelliswork and lotus flower motifs, all between a blue ground band patterned with owerheads and dots and reserved with medallions depicting a dancing boy.

Length: 64.2 cm. (25.3 in.); Height: 27.3 cm. (10.7 in.)

Provenance: Multiple generations in a French Private Collection

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