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Flower vase: C.2615-1928

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Current Location: In storage


Proprietor: Eenhoorn, Lambertus van
Factory: De Metaale Pot




Flower vase in the form of an obelisk on a heart-shaped base, of tin-glazed earthenware painted in blue, green, yellow and red with flowering plants, birds, and scrolling foliage

Earthenware, moulded in sections, assembled, tin-glazed, and painted in blue, green, a little yellow, and red high-temperature colours. In the form of an obelisk of flattened rectangular section, the lower part heart-shaped with four spouts on the shoulders, two lizard handles, and a four-sided rectangular base; the upper part in the form of a flattened pyramid with four tiers, each of which has four spouts for flowers, the finial is missing. The underside of the foot is slightly concave The front and back of the upper part are decorated with prunus, chrysanthemums and other flowers and birds on a white ground. The two sides have foliated scrolls and flloral sprays reserved in a red ground. The tiers are divided by projecting borders of flowers reserved in a blue ground, and red zigzags on a white ground. The heart-shaped lower part is decorated with groups of flowering plants and flying birds: two on one side and one on the other. The lizards and the supports for the upper part are green. The foot has two panels with a blue and red stylized plant on a white ground, and two with a flower and scrolls in blue, red and green reserved in a green gound. The edge has a repeating border of red points flanked by scrolls


History note: Purchased from Louis Mossel, 6 Manette Street, Charing Cross Road on 13 September 1906 for £19.0.0.

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 42.9 cm
Width: 17.4 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 CE - 1710 CE


The vase was attributed to either Lambertus van Eenhoorn at the Metal Pot or Louwijs Fictoorsz at the Double Jug factory, but it seems more likely to have been the former.

School or Style


Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( blue, green, yellow, and red)
Base Depth 7.9 cm Width 9.8 cm

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Moulding : Earthenware, moulded in parts, assembled, tin-glazed, and painted in blue, green, yellow and red high temperature colours

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: LVE monogram
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Painted in black
  • Type: Mark
  • Text: o or u or c
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Painted in black
  • Type: Mark
  • Text: 4 or a loop
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Painted in black
  • Type: Mark
  • Text: PD
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Painted in blue-black
  • Type: Mark

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.2615-1928
Primary reference Number: 73791
Old object number: 2499
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 28 February 2019 Last processed: Wednesday 25 October 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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