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Tall, bulbous vase with domed cover with finial. Underglaze blue decoration with figures in garden settings with stylized clouds and leafy trees, set within vertical panels framed by architectural elements.

Inscription

Two paper labels on underside: "Aronson Antiquairs / Amsterdam" "Collection G. Ephis"

Marks

Unmarked

Provenance

1999, sold by Aronson Antiquairs (dealer), Amsterdam, to the G. Ephis collection (private collector), France; 2012, sold by the G. Ephis collection to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 24, 2012).

Credit Line

The G. Ephis Collection—Museum purchase with funds donated anonymously, Charles Bain Hoyt Fund, John H. and Ernestine A. Payne Fund, Mary S. and Edward J. Holmes Fund, William Francis Warden Fund, Tamara Petrosian Davis Sculpture Fund, John Lowell Gardner Fund, Seth K. Sweetser Fund, H. E. Bolles Fund, and funds by exchange from the Kiyi and Edward M. Pflueger Collection-Bequest of Edward M. Pflueger and Gift of Kiyi Powers Pflueger

Dutch (Delft), about 1660-65

Dimensions

Height x width: 62.2 x 35.6 cm (24 1/2 x 14 in.)

Accession Number

2012.574a-b

Medium or Technique

Tin-glazed earthenware

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware