A DUTCH DELFT POLYCHROME BALUSTER VASE AND COVER, A PUNCH BOWL AND A BRUSH BACK | MID-18TH CENTURY
The vase and cover, elaborately painted in Chinese style with four panels depicting elegant ladies and their admirers in fenced gardens or architectural settings, between broad floral and ornamental borders, separated by iron red bands filled with flowers and surmounted by bearded masks, with a flattened domed cover with blue flame finial, 33.2cm., 13 1/8 in. high;
the punch bowl, painted with five cartouches of a chinoiserie figure before a fence in a landscape, with a distant pagoda tower behind him, reserved on iron-red diaper ground, brown edged rim, manganese VK monogram mark, 27cm., 10 5/8 in. diameter;
the brush back, painted with a chinoiserie figure standing in a pagoda figure, the rim edged in a diaper band reserving cartouches of a flowering branch, 14.8cm., 5 3/4 in. long.
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The vase and cover:
The cover is broken and restored. The vase with a hairline crack to the rim and a rim chip. Some scattered fine glaze crazing cracks to body of vase.
The footrim of the punch bowl with glaze chipping, some fritting and glaze flake chips to rim.
The brush back, with a shallow section of loss to the underside edge.
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The vase and cover:
With Nijstad, Lochem;
Anonymous sale, Sotheby's Amsterdam, 21st November 2007, lot 114;
Acquired at the above sale.