Candlestick

Dutch (Delft)
1674–86
Made at Greek A Factory (active 1657-1818), Mark of Samuel van Eenhoorn (Dutch), proprietor, The Greek A Factory (born 1655; active 1674–1686; died 1686)


Object Place: Europe, Delft, The Netherlands

Dimensions

Overall: 25 x 19.5 cm (9 13/16 x 7 11/16 in.) Other (Overall): 19.6cm (7 11/16in.)

Accession Number

08.475

Medium or Technique

Tin-glazed earthenware with cobalt decoration

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Earthenware

White with decoration in blue, groups of figures in Chinese style.


The Greek A factory was one of dozens of potteries in the Netherlands, mainly in Delft, which produced earthenware ceramics with an opaque white glaze. This pottery, generally known as Delftware, imitated East Asian porcelain, especially the Chinese blue-and-white wares imported in large numbers by the Dutch East India Company.

Markings

hand-drawn mark "SVE", VIII, in blue.

Provenance

1908, gift of Seth K. Sweetser. (Accession date: May 1, 1908)

Credit Line

Gift of Seth K. Sweetser