Designer Daniel Marot the Elder French
Manufactory The "Greek A" Factory
Period of Adrianus Kocx

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 617

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.

Vase, Daniel Marot the Elder (French, Paris 1661–1752 The Hague), Tin-glazed earthenware (Delftware), Dutch, Delft

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