10075 A large pair of Delft hexagonal flared trumpet vases in Kangxi style, the ribbed bodies finely decorated with large flower-filled pots with butterflies and birds, with arrangements of Chinese vessels and auspicious emblems, the lappet borders including roundels of cockerels. One vase restored, re-stuck pieces to the rim.
Apocryphal mark LE for Van Eenhorn, Metal Pot factory
Height: 16.5 ins (42 cms)
Diameter: 8.75 ins (22 cms) £4,800
This model of hexagonal, ribbed bodies decorated with baskets of flowers and elaborate borders follow the design of Chinese Kangxi porcelain exported to the Netherlands circa 1680-1700. The potters of Delft and elsewhere copied these imports and interpreted the motifs in their own way, manufacturing large decorative garnitures of five or even seven matching vases. One of the most well known factories among them, The Metal Pot,1691-1721 owned by Lambertus Van Eenhorn specialised in this type of close copy and these vases, though made over a hundred years later, bear a “tribute” mark, LE to the base.