Pair of hexagonal bottles

Dutch (Delft)
about 1700-1725
Marked by Pieter Adriaensz Kocks, Proprietor, Greek A factory (active 1701–1703)


Height: 24 cm (9 7/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Tin-glazed earthenware

On View

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





Pair of hexagonal long-neck bottles with overglaze cobalt blue, iron red, and gold decoration featuring birds perched on rocks and Chinese motifs in the style of Japanese Imari porcelain. Both marked “208 [conjoined] PAK” in overglaze iron-red.


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


"208 [conjoined] PAK" in overglaze iron-red (on both)


1980, private collection [see note]. 2000, sold by Aronson Antiquairs (dealers), 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