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Vase

Designer:
Daniel Marot the Elder (French, Paris 1661–1752 The Hague)
Factory:
The "Greek A" Factory
Factory director:
Period of Adrianus Koecks (working 1689–94)
Date:
ca. 1690
Culture:
Dutch, Delft
Medium:
Tin-glazed earthenware (Delftware)
Dimensions:
Height: 28 1/2 in. (72.4 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics-Pottery
Credit Line:
Purchase, Bequest of Helen Hay Whitney and Gift of George D. Widener, by exchange, 1994
Accession Number:
1994.218a–c
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 636
With handles consisting of entwined snakes and a cover fitted with two tiers of nozzles for flowers, this vase belongs to a group of impressive Delft show pieces on stands made during the time that the Dutch stadtholder William of Orange and his wife Princess Mary Stuart were co-sovereigns of the United Kingdom. Many of these ambitious designs were created at De Grieksche A (Greek A) factory when it was owned by Adrianus Kocx (1687–1701). Amusingly, the decoration on the cover includes a multi-nozzled flower vase. The original base, presumably decorated with ornament to match, is lost.
Marking: AK (monogram)
Joseph Addison McLeod ; [ sale, Sotheby's, London , November 9, 1934, lot 55 ] ; [ sale, Sotheby's, London , June 15, 1994, lot 32; sold to MMA ]
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