Pair of tulip vases as triumphal arches
Attributed to Adriaen Kocks, Dutch, Proprietor, The Greek A Factory, active 1687–1701
Height x width x depth: 29.5 x 30.5 x 7.6 cm (11 5/8 x 12 x 3 in.)
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Art of the Netherlands in the 17th Century Gallery (The renovation of this gallery was made possible by Rose-Marie and Eijk van Otterloo) (Gallery 242)
Pair of tulip vases with seven stems in the form of triumphal arches with blue and white high-fired decoration in the style of Chinese porcelain from the Ming period. They each contain two sides: one side facing the exterior wall of the city richly decorated with stones, evoking the Medici Palace in Florence, and topped with a grotesque mask derived from 16th century motifs; and the other side facing the entrance out of the city and surmounted with a cartouche in the form of the goddes Flora holding a bouquet.