Delft, circa 1690
The Three Porcelain Ash Barrells pottery
Mark: GK, period Gerrit Kam (1679-1700)
These octagonal bottle vases stand on a wide, spreading foot with a tall garlic neck over a spherical body ending in a trumpet-shaped mouth. Around the body the vases are painted with a continuous chinoiserie design of plants and peonies issuing from rocks. Peacocks and other birds are depicted sitting on a branch or flying in the air. The sketchy painting is executed in light and darker blue hues within a dark blue outline. On the shoulder a continuous frieze of flowers and foliage is applied over a ground of scrolls. The foot is painted with heart-shaped panels alternating with small leaves under a continuous band of scrolls. Each panel is filled with a flower and scrolls. The neck is decorated with long and small leaves under a band of scrolls. Two round panels with birds and flowers are depicted on the spherical bulb, between which flowers and scrollwork are applied. The trumpet-shaped mouth is painted with a leaf motif.
Dimensions: height 35 cm / 13.77 in., diameter 16,5 cm / 6,29 in.
Sold to a Russian private collector.