Garniture Vase

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1690-1725

GUSN

GUSN-11181

Description

Pair of Dutch Delftware garniture vases, of hexagonal beaker form with a wide outflared scalloped rim, and tapered body with conforming base. It is decorated with hand-painted underglaze blue in a floral design of Chinese inspiration; the front three panels are covered with decoration and the back with a foliate vine (the centerpiece is elsewhere).

Details

Descriptive Terms

vases
delftware
earthenware
lead glaze
molding (forming)
painting (coating)
underglazing
floral patterns
William and Mary
Earthenware
Lead Glaze
Molded
Painted
Underglazed
William and Mary
Floral
Delftware
Vase

Inscription

Painted in underglaze blue on the bottom underside is a symbol that looks like a triangle with a horizontal line leading off from the top point. Cataloger's note says that this may possibly be the mark of a Delftware factory ""Het Bijltje"" (The Axe).

Associated Building

Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.),

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

8 3/4 x 6 1/2 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.1197.1

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