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Vase: C.2429-1928

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Current Location: In storage


Production: Greek A Factory
Proprietor of factory: Kool, Jacob van der




Tin-glazed earthenware painted in blue with Chinese figures, leaves and scrolls

Pale buff earthenware, moulded, tin-glazed, and painted in blue. The vase is of square baluster form with incurved corners, a straight-sided neck, and a slightly flaring base which is concave underneath. The sides are decorated with vertical panels, two containing a Chinese lady and two, a standing Chinese man holding a scroll painted with the head and shoulders of a man, all in garden settings. Below is a border of stylized leaves pointing downwards reserved in a blue ground. Above on the shoulder there are four circular reserves containing a leaf and wavy ribbons, and smaller reserves containing scrolls reserved in a blue ground. The neck is decorated with scrolls and inverted V motifs.


History note: Staal's, London, from whom purchased in October 1903 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 24.6 cm
Width: 9.4 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Delft ⪼ Holland ⪼ United Provinces of the Netherlands

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th Century, second quarter#
Circa 1722 - 1757


The mark indicates that this vase was made at the Greek A factory during the proprietorship of Jacob van der Kool from 1722 until his death in 1733 or of his widow, Cornelia van Willigen from 1733 to 1757.

School or Style

Traditional format

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colour ( blue from cobalt)

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Moulding : Buff earthenware, moulded, tin-glazed, and painted in blue

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: joined and with dot over I

  • Text: AIK
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Painted in blue
  • Type: Factory mark

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.2429-1928
Primary reference Number: 73502
Old object number: 2119
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 31 October 2023 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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