Pair of double gourd-shaped bottles

Dutch (Delft)
about 1686-92
Possibly made by Het Jonge Moriaenshooft (The Young Moor's Head) factory (Dutch (Delft), active 1690–1715), Mark of Rochus Jacobsz. Hoppesteyn (Dutch, active 1686–1692)


Overall height: 48 cm (18 7/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Tin-glazed earthenware

On View

Art of the Netherlands in the 17th Century Gallery (Gallery 242)





Pair of large double gourd-shaped bottles decorated with four and three reserves, respectively, separated by vertical bands decorated with rocks, flowers and insects on a blue and white ground.


Two labels on the underside of each:
"Aronson Antiquairs / Amsterdam"
"Collection G. Ephis"


Conjoined RH (for Rochus Jacobsz Hoppesteyn) on underside of the base.


2000, 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