Delft, circa 1695
The Greek A pottery
Mark: AK and no. 9, period of Adrianus Kocx (1686-1701)
Painter: attributed to Jeremias Godtling
The ovoid pot stands on an internal foot and has a short straight upright, unpainted neck. Three rectangular panels are reserved on a ground of dense blue foliage with red flowers. The panels are painted in polychrome with bamboo and prunus issuing from rocks. A bird is sitting on the bamboo. Bands with zigzag patterns and floral motifs are applied around the shoulder and just above the foot. The lower band is bordered with a frieze of small triangles alternated with small flowers.
The decoration is applied in mixed technique and is an accurate copy of a late seventeenth century Japanese porcelain Kakiemon pot. The blue, purple, yellow and green pigments are fired in grand feu, the red pigment is fired in a third petit feu firing.
Dimensions: height 26 cm / 10.23 in.
Sold to a Dutch private collector.