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Pair of vases

  • Place of origin:

    Delft (made)

  • Date:

    1685-1700 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Kam, Gerrit Pietersz (proprietor)
    Drie Posteleyne Astonne factory (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Tin-glazed earthenware with painted decoration

  • Museum number:

    134&A-1887

  • Gallery location:

    Europe 1600-1815, Room 7, The Sheikha Amna Bint Mohammed Al Thani Gallery, case CA15 []

Chinese blue and white porcelain became immensely fashionable in 17th-century Holland as the Dutch East India Company, established in 1602, began to import this exotic product by the shipload.
The potters of Delft changed their style and the quality of their product in order to compete with Chinese porcelain. Decorations in Chinese style were applied in cobalt blue on the finest white tin-glaze ground. In order to achieve a sheen akin to that of Chinese porcelain, Delft potters sprinkled a layer of lead-glaze onto their unfired, decorated pots. In firing, this changed into a transparent and highly glossy cover glaze or 'kwaart'.

Physical description

Pair of vases, tin-glazed earthenware, painted oriental floral pattern in horizontal bands.

Place of Origin

Delft (made)

Date

1685-1700 (made)

Artist/maker

Kam, Gerrit Pietersz (proprietor)
Drie Posteleyne Astonne factory (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Tin-glazed earthenware with painted decoration

Marks and inscriptions

'GK' in monogram
Painted blue

Dimensions

Diameter: 10.5 cm, Height: 21 cm

Object history note

Purchase. Formerly Fétis collection.

Descriptive line

Pair of vases, tin-glazed earthenware, painted oriental floral pattern in horizontal bands, made at the factory "Drie Posteleyne Astonne", Delft, 1690-1700

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

The Hague. 2001, Vol.II. pp.206-223.

Labels and date

Pair of vases
under the ownership of Gerrit Pietersz. Kam, made at the factory "Drie Posteleyne Astonne", Delft, Netherlands 1690-1700
Both marked: 'GK' in monogramme, painted in blue
Tin-glazed earthenware with painted decoration

134&A-1887 Formerly Fétis collection [16/07/2008]

Production Note

Gerrit Pietersz Kam was owner of the "Drie Posteleyne Astonne" factory from 1679 until 1700. From 1673 to 79 he was part owner.

Materials

Tin glaze; Earthenware

Techniques

Painted; Glazed

Categories

Ceramics; Delftware

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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