A PAIR OF DELFT CASHMERE PALETTE VASES AND COVERS, CIRCA 1700-20
each reeded, of octagonal section and ovoid form, painted in iron-red, blue, green and manganese with jardinières issuing flowering branches and panels of cranes among flowers and pomegranate issuing from pierced rockwork, divided by cartouches of river landscapes below trellis-pattern sections and bands of lappets to the shoulders, the domed covers with confiorming panels below seated lion finials
66 cm. high
Overall a very impressive pair of vases and covers with typical minor chipping to the rims and some glaze flaking to the mouling. One cover has been extensively restored.
In detail, one vase is decorated in a slightly paler palette which has flowed slightly, it has three footrim chips and some lesser flaking to the edge of the foot and a small rim chip. Some small glaze chips to the extremeties and a glaze flake to the shoulder. The other vase is in a slightly darker palette and the painting and glaze is tighter than the comapnion vase. The condition is generally good with only minor flaking to the glaze.
One cover is in generally good order with minor glaze chipping and flaking to the etxremeties, the other cover has been extensively over-painted. This makes it impossible to see what has happened to the cover below this layer of paint and examination under UV does not reveal any further clues. The paste of the cover is different to its companion and it is slightly taller with a thicker flared rim. The possibility that this has been decorated to match should not be discounted.
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with Aronson, Amsterdam.
A similar vase and cover in the collection of the Victoria & Albert Museum, London (inv. no. 346:1, 2-1891) is marked for Lambertus van Eenhoorn at De Metaale Pot factory, Delft (1691-1724). Althought slightly larger than the present pair, this vase and cover is on a similar scale, is almost identical in form and palette and the subject matter of the painting, in particular the panels of baroque jardinières are related. For a similar seven piece garniture see Christine Lahaussois, Dleft - Faïence, Paris, 2008, p. 131, fig. 4. See also Robert Aronson, et. al., "Delftware, Nijstad Collection, Highlights from the Morpurgo Collection and other recent acquisitions", 2017, exhibition catalogue, pp. 60-61, cat. no. 29 for a similar pair of vases and covers from De Metaale Pot factory.