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•D2390. Pair of Blue and White Rouleau Vases
Pair of Blue and White Rouleau vases
Delft, circa 1695
Each marked AK for Adrianus Kocx, the owner of De Grieksche A (The Greek A) factory from 1686 to 1701
Painted with oriental birds and flowers within two large panels reserved on a floral and foliate ground, around the neck with a triangle border, its shoulder with flowerhead around two smaller panels and a ruyi border on the lower body.
Height 28,3 cm. (11.1 in.)
During the ownership of Adrianus Kocx, De Grieksche A (The Greek A) factory flourished. Many of the objects produced under his management result in a symbioses between Asian motifs borrowed from Chinese porcelain and European designs. His ownership also corresponds to the creation of a wide variety of new shapes and Adrianus Kocx produced a wide variety of objects of which vases are an example.
The royal court of William III, Prince of Orange, and Queen Mary had a unique passion for Delftware. Queen Mary commissioned The Greek A factory to make her objects. Her adoration for flowers can be seen in the designs of many objects manufactured by the Greek A factory under Adrianus Kocx and his predecessor Samuel van Eenhoorn.