Mark: unknown pottery mark
This polychrome bowl stands on a high foot and has three extra feet. The two angular handles are vertical, the spreading upper rim is profiled. The bowl is painted with four chinoiserie landscapes, alternated with trellis diaper work and flowers. Along the outside of the spreading rim a continuous scroll is applied, the inner side is decorated with alternate red-outlined blue and red arched panels. The handles and feet are painted with green and red lines.
Dimensions: diameter 16 cm / 6.29 in., height 7,5 cm / 2.95 in.
Provenance: Mark and Marjorie Allen, Amhurst, New Hampshire
A similar example is in the Lavino collection in Belgium (Lavino, p. 113). The same collection holds a second item from the Metal Pot factory (p. 213). It is marked LVE for Lambertus van Eenhoorn, the owner of the pottery from 1691 till 1724. The same shape without the extra feet, marked APK for Pieter Kocx of the Greek A pottery, was auctioned in 2004 (Christie’s 2004, lot 630). A covered bowl from the same period and pottery (APK mark: 1701-1722) is in the collection of the Haags Gemeentemuseum (The Hague Municipality Museum, inventory number OCD 3-1971) and published in Fourest (p. 112, nr. 1040).
Christie’s Amsterdam, The collection of the late Mrs Doodeheefver-Toonen, 1 July 2004 (sale 2647), Amsterdam 2004
H.P. Fourest, Delfts aardewerk, Amsterdam 1980
M. Lavino, The Lavino collection, Antwerp n.d.
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