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Flower vase: C.2603 & A-C-1928

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Factory: Greek A Factory
Proprietor: Kocks, Adriaen

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Description

Tin-glazed earthenware painted in blue, comprising a vase with two twisted snake handles, two covers with spouts, and a stand with applied gadrooning, decorated in baroque style with architectural elements, vases, masks, female figures, putti, and formal foliage and flowers.

Notes

History note: An unidentified English owner; purchased from Mr Louis Mossel, 6 Manette Street, Charingcross Road, London, in July 1906, for £110.0.0 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 108.3 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Delft ⪼ Holland ⪼ United Provinces of the Netherlands

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Late 17th Century
Production date: circa AD 1690 : Adriaen Kocks (d. 1701) was proprietor of the Greek A factory from 1686 until his death.

Note

Comparable flower vases are at Chatsworth, Derbyshire (1), Uppark (National Trust), West Sussex (1), the Museum Het Prinsenhof, Delft (2), and, lacking its cover and spouts section, the Gemeentemuseum, The Hague. See Documentation. Aken-Fehmers, 2007. A similar vase without its stand was sold by Sotheby's of London in 1994 and is now the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

School or Style

Baroque

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of cobalt
Base Diameter 29.5 cm Height 39.3 cm
Top Section Height 15.1 cm Width 17.4 cm
Lower Spouted Cover Height 15 cm Height 16.4 cm
Two-handled Section Height 44.8 cm Height 51.1 cm
Across Handles Width 46 cm
Parts

Materials used in production

pale buff Earthenware
Tin-glaze

Techniques used in production

Tin-glazing

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: AK monogram
  • Location: Inside the top of the base
  • Method of creation: Painted in blue
  • Type: Factory mark

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.2603 & A-C-1928
Primary reference Number: 73775
Old object number: 2577
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 3 May 2022 Last processed: Tuesday 22 November 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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