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Portrait vase

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A baluster-form vase with photographically-transferred portrait of Frans Hals. Blue glaze applied overall.

Inscription

Model number incised on underside of base: "294". Inscribed in brown enamel below factory mark: "Delftsek [?]".

Marks

Factory mark (a small house) painted in brown enamel on un-glazed base. Date mark for 1925 ("X") painted to right of factory mark.

Provenance

2002, Art Deco Haas, Amsterdam; 2002, sold by Art Deco Haas 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), 1925

Dimensions

Overall: 41.9 x 24.8 cm (16 1/2 x 9 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

2004.2244

Medium or Technique

Glazed buff earthenware

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Ceramics, Pottery