TWO DUTCH DELFT OVOID-SHAPED VASES | EARLY 18TH CENTURY
one in blue and white painted in 'transitional' Chinese style with three oval cartouches of figures pouring tea, resting in a garden, and hunting, reserved on a densely decorated panels of prunus branches, blue numerals 16 4 over LVE monogram mark for Lambertus van Eenhoorn owner of De Metale Pot (The Metal Pot) factory; the other, Dutch Delft doré, painted in the Imari palette highlighted in gilding and green with birds perching on branches among flowers, within dark blue borders embellished with iron-red and gilded flowers,
24.1cm., 9 ½ in. and 24.4cm., 9 ⅝ in. high
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The blue and white vase. the rim with a section of loss and some glaze nibbling to foot. The dore example, a section of rim approximately a quarter of the circumference with old restoration, four short hairline cracks to rim. The body of the vase with a star crack, perhaps associated to a firing crack in the base of the vase.
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