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Flower vase: C.2423-1928

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Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)


Proprietor: Eenhoorn, Lambertus van
Factory: De Metaale Pot
Workman: Palsgraeff, Isaac




Fan-shaped vase with monster's head handles and nine spouts for flowers, of tin-glazed earthenware painted in blue

Tin-glazed earthenware painted in blue. The vase stands on a high rectangular socle with a narrow cushion in the stem. The body is oval with a flat back with five nozzles projecting from the top. The front, has a projecting arch at the top on which are four smaller nozzles. On each side there is an open-mouthed monster's head, with wings extending partly across the body on both sides. The front and back of the body are decorated with two winged putti amongst scattered roses and other smaller flowers and foliage. The spouts are decorated with vertical and horizontal scroll motifs. Between them at the back there are pyramidal motifs formed by lines, and at the front scroll motifs. The socle is decorated with two long panels containing roses, other flowers and foliage reserved in a blue ground, and two short panels containing a large acanthus leaf reserved in a blue ground. The edge has a narrow repeating border of stylized buds between leaves.


History note: Unidentified female owner, Saffron Walden, Essex (deceased); sold by Executors to Mrs Haggar, Saffron Walden, by whom sold to Dr Glaisher on 28 November1909 for £11.10.0.

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 29 cm
Width: 33.8 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Delft ⪼ Holland ⪼ Netherlands

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1928-12-07) by Glaisher, J. W. L., Dr


18th Century, Early#
Circa 1700 - 1720


Glaisher and Rackham attributed the vase to Louwijs Fictoorsz (Louis Victor) of the De Dubbelde Schenkkan (the Double Jug) factory.

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People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of cobalt-blue
Front To Back Depth 10.7 cm
Base Depth 9.5 cm Width 14.5 cm

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Moulding : Earthenware, moulded in parts, assembled, tin-glazed, and painted in cobalt-blue

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: LVE or F monogram
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Painted in blue
  • Type: Mark

Inscription present: looks like half in figures

  • Text: 1 underlined over 2
  • Location: On base below LVE or VF mark
  • Method of creation: Painted in blue
  • Type: Mark

Inscription present: I and P share vertical stroke with a dot above the I which projects upwards slightly

  • Text: IP monogram
  • Location: On base below 1 underlined over 2
  • Method of creation: Painted in blue
  • Type: Mark

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.2423-1928
Primary reference Number: 73497
Old object number: 3104
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 18 December 2023 Last processed: Monday 18 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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