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•D2362. Polychrome Small Garniture

Delft, circa 1760

Marked B:P: in manganese for De Vergulde Blompot (The Gilt Flowerpot) factory

Comprising three baluster-form vases and covers and a pair of beaker vases; each piece octagonal and molded on the front with an ochre rococo cartouche painted with a shepherd holding a small sheep under his arm, and in the other hand holding a stick and walking toward a sheep standing in the grass and in the background buildings, the reverse with a leafy branch, and the covers painted within the rococo cartouche at the front with buildings and on the reverse a leafy branch and surmounted by a yellow, orange and ochre flame-form knop.

Height: 21 cm. (8.3 in.)

By the eighteenth century, the arrival of the rococo movement encouraged the creation of a wide range of garnitures. This polychrome small garniture perfectly illustrates the rise of the rocaille style with its rounded shape and relief scrolls.

Another polychrome small garniture, marked for De Vergulde Blompot (The Gilt Flowerpot) factory, is illustrated in Aronson 2020, p. 120, no. 63.

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