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A basket-form vase with large handle, decorated with Art Nouveau inspired floral decoration in gold, magenta, purple, green and blue, and with a photographically transferred portrait from a 17th-century Netherlandish source in a medallion on front.


Model number incised below factory mark, on underside of base: "171/ W."


Painted in brown enamel on underside of base: factory mark (a small house) with "MADE IN/ HOLLAND". Painter's mark "A. L." painted above.


1998, Daryle Lambert, Glencoe, IL; 1998, sold by Lambert to Jacob Azar, Charlestown, MA; 2004, gift of Jacob Azar to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 26, 2005)

Credit Line

Gift of Jacob A. Azar

Dutch (Gouda), about 1915


Overall: 24.1 x 24.1 cm (9 1/2 x 9 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Glazed buff earthenware




Ceramics, Pottery