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Flower vase: C.2607 & A-1928

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Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)


Factory: The Greek A Factory
Proprietor: Kocks, Adriaen




Tin-glazed earthenware painted in blue

Tin-glazed earthenware, moulded in parts, assembled, tin-glazed, and painted in cobalt-blue. The lower part is of oval, lobed and cusped form, standing on a high lobed foot with an alternately lobed and cusped edge. At each end there is an open-mouthed dragon's head handle.The domed cover has a lobed edge, beside which are eight tubular spouts for flowers each with a central swelling. In the centre there is a small bulbous vase with six tubular spouts springing from the shoulder and a slight swelling below the mouth. The lower part is decorated with panels containing floral sprays or a bird amidst foliage on a white ground, or with floral sprays reserved in a blue ground, and has a line and a row of dots around the top edge. The dragons' heads are blue, and round the outer edge of the foot there is a border of lozenge and V-shapes. The top of the cover is decorated with lapets, floral scrolls and, on the spouts, with floral sprays, and has a border en suite with the foot.


History note: Purchased from Mr Louis Mossel of 6 Manette Street, Charingcross Road, London on 28 January 1905 for £16

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 27 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Delft ⪼ Holland ⪼ Netherlands

Acquisition and important dates

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


17th Century, Late
Circa 1686 - 1701

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Components of the work

Decoration composed of cobalt
Body And Cover

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

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

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.2607 & A-1928
Primary reference Number: 73781
Old object number: 2489
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 26 April 2017 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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