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Flower vase: C.2424-1928

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Eenhoorn, Lambertus van (Proprietor)
De Metaale Pot (Factory)


Flower vase in the form of an obelisk with four spouts at its base, supported by a heart-shaped stand with lizard handles, and four spouts on the shoulders, tin-glazed earthenware painted in blue

Earthenware, moulded in sections, tin-glazed and painted in blue. The vasecomprises a flattened obelisk with four spouts at its base, and two feet, standing on the top of a heart-shaped stand with four spouts on the shoulders, two lizard-shaped handles, and a rectangular foot. The two long sides of the obelisk are decorated with a pyramidal arrangments of flowers and scrolls reserved in a blue ground, and the two short sides with a veritcil spray of flowers and foliage on a white ground. All the spouts are decorated with pointed leaf motirfs pointing downwards. One side of the heart-shaped stand is decorated with a seated woman holding a cornucpia (Flora?) surounded by flowering plants with above, on the right, a bird, and the left an insect. The other side is decorated with a seated couple in contemporary dress, seated in a landscape. The foot is decorated with four white medallions each enclosing a flowerhead, reserved in a blue grond decorated with reserved foliage, and round the edge is a criss-cross border.


History note: Mr Aked, Green Street, Leciester Square, London, from whom purchased about 1899 for £4.10.0 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 29.8 cm
Width: 14.5 cm

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14.5 cm29.8 cm What does this represent?

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Place(s) associated

  • Delft ⪼ Holland ⪼ Netherlands

Acquisition and important dates

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


Late 17th Century
Circa 1691 - 1724


A comparable fgure of Flora occurs on a much larger obelisk in the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, see Documentation

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People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of lead-glaze ( kwaart) cobalt-blue Foot Depth 5.2 cm Width 13 cm

Materials used in production

Tin-glaze Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Earthenware, moulded in sections, assembled, tin-glazed, and painted in blue
Lead-glazing Tin-glazing

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: LVE monogram
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Painted in blue
  • Type: Mark
  • Text: 1 over 3
  • Location: On base below first mark
  • Method of creation: Painted in blue
  • Type: Mark

Inscription present: I and P share vertical stroke, and there is a dot over it to indicate I present

  • Text: IP monogram
  • Location: On base below first and second marks
  • Method of creation: Painted in blue
  • Type: Mark

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.2424-1928
Primary reference Number: 73498
Old object number: 1241
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 27 November 2020 Last processed: Sunday 28 November 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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